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Strongest Tribe War, Politics, and the Endgame in Iraq

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ISBN-10: 1400067014

ISBN-13: 9781400067015

Edition: 2008

Authors: Bing West

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From a universally respected combat journalist, a gripping history based on five years of front-line reporting about how the war was turned aroundand the choice now facing America During the fierce battle for Fallujah, Bing West asked an Iraqi colonel why the archterrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi had fled in women's clothes. The colonel pointed to a Marine patrol walking by and said, "Americans are the strongest tribe." In Iraq, America made mistake after mistake. Many gave up on the war. Then the war took a sharp U-turn. Two generalsDavid Petraeus and Raymond Odiernodisplayed the leadership America expected. Bringing the reader from the White House to the fighting in the streets, this…    
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Book details

List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/12/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 464
Size: 6.75" wide x 10.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Map of Iraq
Map of Baghdad
How to Create a Mess: Summer 2003
Descent into Chaos: September-December 2003
A Near Collapse: January-June 2004
War: July-December 2004
Inadequate Means: 2005
Widescale Fighting: 2005
Contradictory Goals: 2005
The Second War Begins: 2006
The Islamic Caliphate: 2006
Haditha: Explosion on the Home Front: 2006
A Flawed Assessment: Mid-2006
Al Qaeda: Murder and Intimidation: Fall 2006
The Turnaround Begins: Fall 2006
The Civil War: Fall 2006
Bush Weighs His Options: Fall 2006
The War Turns: November 2006
Washington Turns: December 2006
The Sunnis Change Sides: Winter 2007
Momentum: Spring 2007
Overview: Summer 2007
Victory in Anbar: Fall 2007
Baghdad: The Surge Takes Hold: Fall 2007
Washington Assesses the Surge: Fall 2007
Progress and Uncertainty: 2008
The Strongest Tribe: 2009
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