The Political Road to War with Iraq: Bush, 9/11 and the Drive to Overthrow Saddam

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This volume explores in close detail the events and factors leading up to the second Gulf War in 2003 and considers whether war with Iraq was inevitable.

Nick Ritchie and Paul Rogers argue that after the election of George W. Bush, conflict between Iraq and the United States was probable, and that after 9/11 it became virtually inevitable. They begin by setting the story of Iraq, Bush and 9/11 within the broader context of the importance of the Persian Gulf to enduring US ...

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Overview

This volume explores in close detail the events and factors leading up to the second Gulf War in 2003 and considers whether war with Iraq was inevitable.

Nick Ritchie and Paul Rogers argue that after the election of George W. Bush, conflict between Iraq and the United States was probable, and that after 9/11 it became virtually inevitable. They begin by setting the story of Iraq, Bush and 9/11 within the broader context of the importance of the Persian Gulf to enduring US national security interests and go on to examine the intense politicking that surrounded the conflict and still reverberates today.

The authors examine US policy towards Iraq at the end of the Clinton administration, the opposition in Congress and Washington’s conservative think tanks to Clinton’s strategy of containment, and the evolution of Iraq policy during the first eight months of the Bush presidency and the growing pressure for regime change. They also explore the immediate focus on Iraq after the attacks of September 11 that marked a watershed in US national security policy and chart the construction of the case against Iraq through 2002 and the administration’s determination to end Saddam Hussein’s regime at all costs.

The Political Road to War with Iraq will be of great interest to all students and scholars of US foreign policy, war and peace studies and international relations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415459501
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/16/2007
  • Series: Contemporary Security Studies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgements     x
List of abbreviations     xi
Introduction     1
Containing Saddam     5
Oil and Persian Gulf security - the context of regime termination     7
Containment-plus: Clinton and Iraq at the end of the 1990s     20
Containment under pressure: opposition from Congress and conservative think-tanks     36
Rethinking Iraq: a new president and new foreign policy     53
Regime change     69
9/11 and Iraq     71
Constructing the case: from the 'axis of evil' to the United Nations     84
From the United Nations to war     99
Unqualified support: Congress and war with Iraq     114
Finding the evidence     125
The neo-conservatives     135
The neo-conservative worldview     137
Conclusion - an endless road?     163
Notes     172
Index     223
List of maps and figures     x
Acknowledgements     xi
Abbreviations     xiii
Glossary     xiv
Introduction: a community of protest in Okinawa     1
Diversity and unity in the community of protest     11
Annexation and assimilation: ambiguous origins     21
The Battle of Okinawa and 'Okinawan pacifism'     36
The first wave: opposition to US military land acquisition     53
The second wave: towards reversion     77
The anti-war landowners and the progressive coalition: the constitutional framing of protest     106
Kin Bay and Shiraho: emergence of new social movements     127
The third wave and beyond: the power of Unai and the dugongs     150
Conclusion     177
Notes     181
Bibliography     208
Index     227
List of figures     vii
List of tables     x
List of contributors     xi
Acknowledgements     xiii
Introduction to Concurrent Engineering in construction   John M. Kamara   Chimay J. Anumba   Anne-Francoise Cutting-Decelle     1
Foundations of Concurrent Engineering   Lauri Koskela     12
Readiness assessment for Concurrent Engineering in construction   Malik M. A. Khalfan   Chimay J. Anumba   Patricia M. Carrillo     30
The 'voice of the client' within a Concurrent Engineering design context   John M. Kamara   Chimay J. Anumba     57
Procurement, contracts and conditions of engagement within a Concurrent Engineering context   Peter Walker     80
Process management for concurrent life cycle design and construction   Michail Kagioglou   Ghassan Aouad   Song Wu   Angela Lee   Andrew Fleming   Rachel Cooper     98
Ontologies and standards-based approaches to interoperability for Concurrent Engineering   Line C. Pouchard   Anne-Francoise Cutting-Decelle     118
Integrated product and process modelling for Concurrent Engineering   Chimay J. Anumba   N. M. Bouchlaghem   Andrew N. Baldwin   Anne-Francoise Cutting-Decelle     161
Document management in concurrent life cycle design and construction   Robert Amor   Mike Clift     183
Enabling Concurrent Engineering through 4D CAD   Sheryl Staub-French   Martin Fischer     201
Telepresence Environment for concurrent lifecycle design and construction   Chimay J. Anumba   A. K. Duke     218
Support for users within a Concurrent Engineering environment   Raimer J. Scherer   Ziga Turk     250
Concluding notes   Chimay J. Anumba   Anne-Francoise Cutting-Decelle   John M. Kamara     278
Index     284
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