Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize One of the Washington Post Book World’s 10 Best Books of the Year One of Time’s 10 Best Books of the Year USA Today’s. This is the Story of The American Military Adventure in Iraq. The Heart of the story Fiasco has to tell, which has never been told before, is that of a Military. But many officers have shared their anger with renowned military reporter Thomas E. Ricks, and in ‘Fiasco’, Ricks combines these astonishing on-the- record.

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Sobering and impressive analysis of the unmitigated disaster of foreign policy and warmongering that is Iraq. Now that the damage is starting to be cleaned up, I am cautiously optimistic, but there is still too much to be done here. The Washington Post’s Thomas Ricks has written a dense, readable and highly-detailed account of the first 3 years of the American war in Iraq as seen and experienced from within the US military.

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Account Options Sign in. But many officers have shared their anger with renowned military reporter Thomas E. Ricks, and in ‘Fiasco’, Ricks combines these My library Help Advanced Book Search.

The American Military Adventure in Iraq. Penguin- History – pages.

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The American military rivks a tightly sealed community, and few outsiders have reason to know that a great many senior officers view the Iraq war with incredulity and dismay. Ricks, and in ‘Fiasco’, Ricks combines these astonishing on-the-record military accounts with his own extraordinary on-the-ground reportage to create a spellbinding account of an epic disaster.

As many in the military publicly acknowledge here for the first time, the guerrilla insurgency that exploded several months after Saddam’s fall was not foreordained. In fact, to a shocking degree, it was created by the folly of the war’s architects. But the officers who did raise their voices against the miscalculations, shortsightedness, and rlcks failure of the war effort were generally crushed, their careers often ended.

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A willful blindness gripped political and military leaders, and dissent was not tolerated. Contents A Bad Ending. Containment and Its Discontents. The Aftermath of The War of Words. The Silence of the Lambs. The Descent into Abuse. The Army of the Euphrates Takes Stock.


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Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq

Other editions – View all Fiasco: Ricks Limited preview – Ricks No preview available – References to this book The Matador’s Cape: He was previously a fellow at the Center for a New American Security and is a contributing editor of Foreign Policy magazine, for which he writes the prizewinning blog The Best Defense.

Ricks covered the U. Until the end of he had the same beat at The Wall Street Journalwhere he was a reporter for seventeen years. A member of two Pulitzer Prize-winning teams, he covered U.

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