Owls and Eagles: Ending the Foreign Policy Flights of Fancy of Hawks, Doves, and-Neo-Cons Essays on Harsh Realities

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Leading national security strategist Harlan K. Ullman is well known for his aggressive, no nonsense approach to U.S. foreign policy. By his own description, he demands a smarter, realistic policy, one that is 'informed by fact and reason and not ideology and tough when it must be.' The time span of the author's columns, largely for the Washington Times , reprinted in this book is no coincidence. Owls and Eagles begins with the onset of the controversial U.S.-led war in Iraq in March 2003 and ends twenty months ...

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Overview

Leading national security strategist Harlan K. Ullman is well known for his aggressive, no nonsense approach to U.S. foreign policy. By his own description, he demands a smarter, realistic policy, one that is 'informed by fact and reason and not ideology and tough when it must be.' The time span of the author's columns, largely for the Washington Times , reprinted in this book is no coincidence. Owls and Eagles begins with the onset of the controversial U.S.-led war in Iraq in March 2003 and ends twenty months later, shortly after President George W. Bush's reelection. What overly ambitious, under informed goals inspired the U.S. to launch the preemptive war? What were the domestic and electoral factors that led to the president's decision? And, perhaps most importantly, what are the consequences of the unilateral war to the standing of the United States in the global community and to the legacy of George W. Bush? These are the provocative questions contemplated in this important book. In the end, the author has achieved his goal of 'informing the public and provoking them to think and to question how well or badly our nation was faring in the fight to keep us safe and secure.'

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742549302
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/28/2005
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.46 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Meet the Author

Harlan K. Ullman, Ph.D., is a senior advisor to the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a prominent Washington, D.C., think tank, and a senior fellow at the Center for Naval Analyses. He is also a columnist for the Washington Times and a commentator on Fox News, BBC, and Al Jazeera. His military background includes skippering Swift Boats during the Vietnam War and commanding a destroyer in the Persian Gulf. He is the author of Finishing Business: Ten Steps to Defeat Global Terror (2004) and Unfinished Business: Afghanistan, the Middle East and Beyond-Defusing the Dangers That Threaten America's Security (2002). Ullman is credited for being the principal architect of the 'shock and awe' doctrine that was adopted by the Pentagon.

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Reshaping America's Destiny: The Legacy of George W. Bush (March 21, 2003) Chapter 3 The Second Salvo (March 21, 2003) Chapter 4 Conflicts of War (March 22, 2003) Chapter 5 Dear Leader (March 24, 2003) Chapter 6 War Watchers Guide (March 25, 2003) Chapter 7 The First Week (March 26, 2003) Chapter 8 A Peaceful Nation (March 27, 2003) Chapter 9 Reversal of Strategy (March 27, 2003) Chapter 10 Not Yet Shocked or Awed (March 28, 2003) Chapter 11 Future Ghosts? (March 28, 2003) Chapter 12 A War of Three Duels (March 30, 2003) Chapter 13 Other Wars (April 2, 2003) Chapter 14 Baghdad Bound (April 5, 2003) Chapter 15 Check Your Six, Mr. Bush (April 30, 2003) Chapter 16 Noble Aims, Suspect Judgment (May 14, 2003) Chapter 17 Hire an Admiral (June 11, 2003) Chapter 18 Intentions Gone Awry (June 25, 2003) Chapter 19 Transforming NATO/OTAN (July 10, 2003) Chapter 20 Season of Discontent (July 11, 2003) Chapter 21 There's Something About Newt (July 15, 2003) Chapter 22 Rebuilding Iraq: A Surprising Challenge for Japan! (July 18, 2003) Chapter 23 The Dreaded 'V' Word (July 25, 2003) Chapter 24 Troubled Times in Asia (August 6, 2003) Chapter 25 No More Duct Tape Please (August 20, 2003) Chapter 26 Another Blair Witch Project (September 3, 2003) Chapter 27 Political Storms and Turbulence Lie Ahead (September 17, 2003) Chapter 28 The NATO Response Force (October 15, 2003) Chapter 29 How to Win in Iraq (October 29, 2003) Chapter 30 The Gift of Freedom (November 12, 2003) Chapter 31 The Aftermath of September 11 (November 26, 2003) Chapter 32 Christmas for Policy Ghosts (December 24, 2003) Chapter 33 Assessing the War (January 7, 2004) Chapter 34 2004: Peace, Peril or Probably Unpredictable? (January 14, 2004) Chapter 36 From Prague to Prague (February 4, 2004) Chapter 37 America's Failure: Intelligence or Judgement? (February 14, 2004) Chapter 38 Judgment Calls (February 18, 2004) Chapter 39 America in Wonderland? (March 3, 2004) Chapter 40 Iraqi Retrospective: Winning, Losing or Staying Afloat? (March 15, 2004) Chapter 41 From Chaos to Destruction (March 17, 2004) Chapter 42 Do Ask, Do Tell (March 31, 2004) Chapter 43 April Fool's or the Cruelest Month—What Lies Ahead? (April 8, 2004) Chapter 44 Phony War No More (April 14, 2004) Chapter 45 Is it Over, "Over There"? (April 28, 2004) Chapter 46 A Big Idea for Japan (May 8, 2004) Chapter 47 The Art of the Possible (May 12, 2004) Chapter 48 Quandry in Iraq (May 26, 2004) Chapter 49 Last Crusades and Last Heroes? (June 9, 2004) Chapter 50 A Gathering Storm (June 23, 2004) Chapter 51 Three Presidential Ideas (July 7, 2004) Chapter 52 A Dangerous World? (July 21, 2004) Chapter 53 Blind, Deaf and Dumb (August 4, 2004) Chapter 54 The Russo-Japanese War a Century Later—Some Useful History (August 15, 2004) Chapter 55 Vietnam Ghosts—Part II (August 24, 2004) Chapter 56 Magic or Malevolent Dragon? (October 13, 2004) Chapter 57 Dear Mr. President (October 27, 2004) Chapter 58 No Good Choices (November 10, 2004) Chapter 59 Finishing Business: Ten Steps to Win the Global War On Terror (November 15, 2004) Chapter 60 Titanic Problems Ahead (November 24, 2004)

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