The United States and Iraq Since 1990: A Brief History with Documents

The United States and Iraq Since 1990: A Brief History with Documents

by Robert K. Brigham
     
 

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This book offers a concise history of US policy in Iraq since 1990 and how it has evolved over two decades.

  • Examines US relations with Iraq from both a regional and international perspective
  • Argues that the only way to clearly understand US policy toward Iraq is to see it in its proper historical context and within a transnational framework
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Overview

This book offers a concise history of US policy in Iraq since 1990 and how it has evolved over two decades.

  • Examines US relations with Iraq from both a regional and international perspective
  • Argues that the only way to clearly understand US policy toward Iraq is to see it in its proper historical context and within a transnational framework
  • Uses recently declassified documents at the end of each chapter to illustrate US decision-making in the wars for Iraq
  • Addresses the importance of the changing domestic climate surrounding two decades

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118294550
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/11/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
328
File size:
1 MB

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“This is the work of a master historian. Robert Brigham’s excellent book on the US and Iraq since 1990 provides first rate historical analysis supported by key primary documents and in a highly readable fashion.  It will become the baseline text for courses on Iraq, and rightly so.”
‒ Colonel Gian P. Gentile, United States Military Academy at West Point

“This volume will spark debate and impel students and scholars alike to think deeply about the wisdom and efficacy of utilizing military force.”
‒ Melvyn P. Leffler, University of Virginia

“A truly important contribution that gives readers a succinct account of American-Iraqi relations through two decades of war and controversy, along with the major documents behind the policy decisions.”
‒ Lloyd Gardner, Professor Emeritus, Rutgers University

“Brigham masterfully has combined primary source documents with elucidating historical analysis. Indispensable for any student hoping to gain a genuine understanding of American foreign policy towards Iraq since 1990.”
‒ Gregory A. Daddis, United States Military Academy at West Point

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Meet the Author

Robert K. Brigham is the Shirley Ecker Boskey Professor of History and International Relations at Vassar College, USA. He is the author of numerous publications on American foreign relations including Iraq, Vietnam and the Limits of American Power (2008) and Is Iraq Another Vietnam? (2006).

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