Military contractor Carter Andress was the ultimate boots-on-the-ground "civilian" in Iraq. While reporters, aid workers, diplomats, and even U.S. soldiers were often cut off from the "ground truth" in Iraq by the blast walls protecting the Green Zone and our bases, Andress was in the thick of things: driving through insurgent-infested territory, negotiating with hostile tribes, and witnessing the transformation of Iraq from chaos and violence to a stable multi-ethnic, multi-sectarian democracy that needed only minimal American support to defend itself - support, however, that thanks to the Obama administration was not forthcoming.
A page-turner of a story, but also an incredibly important account of what actually happened in the Iraq War and afterwards, Victory Undone is a book every American needs to read.
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About the Author
Carter Andress is a world-renowned military contractor whose company, American-Iraqi Solutions Group (AISG) contributed to the defeat of al-Qaeda in Iraq. Andress’s writing on Iraq and Afghanistan has been published by the Wall Street Journal and National Review Online and in Contractor Combatants: Tales of an Imbedded Capitalist.
Malcolm McConnell is the author or co-author of twenty-five books, including the wartime memoirs of Ambassador Paul Bremer and Generals Richard Myers, Hugh Shelton, and Tommy Franks and, with former CIA officer Antonio J. Menendez, of The Master of Disguise , adapted for Argo , winner of the 2013 Academy Award for Best Picture.
Table of Contents
- The Beginning of the End for Al Qaeda in Iraq
- The Awaking Joins the Iraqi Security Services
- The Ultimate Counterinsurgents
- Back to Fallujah: Contractors Take the Lead
- The Surge
- The Tipping Point
- Yellowcake from Saddam
- The Raid
- "Death to Al Qaeda!"
- The Oilfields
- The Last of the Occupiers
- The Arab Spring
- Afghanistan: How Not to Do It
- Contractors at War
- After-Action Review