Chicago

Chicago

by Adam Broomberg, Oliver Chanarin, Eyal Weizman
     
 
Chicago is a fake Arab town built by the Israeli Defense Force for urban combat training. It is a place that is familiar to Israeli and American soldiers, but until now largely unknown outside Israel. Chicago stands in the middle of the Negev desert, a ghost town whose history directly mirrors the story of the conflict with Palestine. During the first Gulf War,

Overview

Chicago is a fake Arab town built by the Israeli Defense Force for urban combat training. It is a place that is familiar to Israeli and American soldiers, but until now largely unknown outside Israel. Chicago stands in the middle of the Negev desert, a ghost town whose history directly mirrors the story of the conflict with Palestine. During the first Gulf War, American Special Forces had their first taste of the Middle East here. "Rehearsals" included a failed attempt to assassinate Saddam Hussein, the Battle of Fallujah and, most recently, the evacuation of the Gaza settlements.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783865213075
Publisher:
SteidlMack
Publication date:
11/21/2008
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
10.20(w) x 13.20(h) x 0.80(d)

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