War Stories: Operation Iraqi Freedom

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Regnery Publishing, Nov 1, 2003 - Political Science - 256 pages
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"The mainstream media are trying to discredit our victory in Iraq by saying there was no reason to take out Saddam. But Oliver North knows better. He was there. Contrary to some of the media's willing inaccuracies, in War Stories: Operation Iraqi Freedom you'll witness: how an arsenal was provided to Saddam by so-called friends of the United States; evidence of equipment used to disperse chemical weapons; the uncovering of huge caches of Iraqi weapons stored in hospitals, schools, and mosques; evidence of terrorist bases and weapons in Iraq; and the connection between captured terrorists and Saddam's regime." "Embedded with Marine and Army units for FOX News Channel during Operation Iraqi Freedom, North (himself a decorated combat veteran) vividly tells the story his camera gave us glimpses of during the campaign to liberate Iraq. From the opening seconds of the war - when North witnessed the conflict's first American and British casualties - all the way to the takeover of Saddam's hometown of Tikrit, War Stories lets you see the war in Iraq not as the liberal media wants you to see it, but as it unfolded before the eyes of those who fought it."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  

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Review: War Stories: Operation Iraqi Freedom (War Stories #1)

User Review  - Greg Snyder - Goodreads

I have read quite a few books on Iraq and Afghanistan. Oliver North was and imbedded reporter for the Fox News Network. There is some of his reporting I thought was pretty good. My big issue with this ... Read full review

Review: War Stories: Operation Iraqi Freedom (War Stories #1)

User Review  - Joe - Goodreads

I'd give this 2.5 stars if that was an option. I did the audio version of this book on a road trip. It was interesting and passed the miles well but the book was as much editorial as memoir or war ... Read full review

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Contents

REALITY TELEVISION
1
THE ROAD TO HELL
7
SITZKRIEG
19
GOOD TO GO
33
HELICOPTER DOWN
51
RUNNING THE GAUNTLET ON BLOODY SUNDAY
69
MOASS
87
WHAT QUAGMIRE?
103
FALLEN IDOLS
167
YOU CAN RUN BUT YOU CANT HIDE
191
YOURE IN THE ARMY NOW
213
AFTERMATH
235
SNATCHING DEFEAT FROM THE JAWS OF VICTORY
243
THE LAND BETWEEN THE RIVERS
261
GLOSSARY
299
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
309

OF RIVERS AND RESCUES
125
CLOSING IN
145

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Oliver Laurence North was born on October 7, 1943 in San Antonio. He is a former United States Marine Corps lieutenant colonel, conservative political commentator and television host, and military historian. North was a National Security Council staff member during the Iran Contra affair, a political scandal of the late 1980s. The scandal involved the clandestine sale of weapons to Iran, which was to encourage the release of U.S. hostages then held in Lebanon. North formulated the second part of the plan, which was to divert proceeds from the arms sales to support the Contra rebel groups in Nicaragua (which had been specifically prohibited under the Boland Amendment). North's military career started with being a platoon commander during the Vietnam War where he was awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts. He was soon promoted to Captain of Northern Training Area in Okinawa, Japan. From that level he moved on to major and then to the National Security Council where he was promoted to lieutenant colonel. Oliver North became lnown for his political commentary as host of War Stories with Oliver North on Fox News Channel. He has also written several books including: American Heroes, Heroes Proved, One More Mission and The Assassins. His title Counterfeit Lies made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2014.

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