A war too far: Iraq, Iran and the new american century

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Pluto Press, Jan 20, 2006 - Business & Economics - 300 pages
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There are few today who can claim that the US occupation of Iraq has been a success, for Iraq or the US. A War Too Far takes this on by looking back on the many unanswered questions about the invasion itself. What was the real reason for the Iraq War? Did George Bush ever have a strategy to confront al-Qaida in one arena? How does the invasion alter Iraq's relationship with Iran? And what does this mean for the future? World-renowned security expert Paul Rogers tackles these questions, offering a uniquely insightful analysis of events during and after the war. Examining the delicate balance of power in Iraq, he explores the options for a US exit strategy, and how the invasion affects America's relationship with Iran. Paul Rogers predicted in 2000 that the US would experience a terrorist attack on its own soil. Subsequent events proved how accurate he was. This book is required reading for students, journalists, policy-makers and anyone interested in getting the whole story about the dangerous consequences of the latest American venture in the Middle East. Paul Rogers explores: The neo-conservative vision of a US-dominated Middle East The oil link Iraq's significance in energy geopolitics Links with Israel the development of close military cooperation between the US and Israeli military The growing possibility of a war on Iran and its potential repercussions

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Contents

AFTERMATH
30
THE INSURGENCY TAKES ROOT
57
Introduction
90
Copyright

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Paul Rogers is Professor of Peace Studies at Bradford University where he teaches course on international security, arms control and political violence. He lectures at universities and defence colleges in several countries and his publications include 15 books and over 100 papers. He is a frequent broadcaster on international security issues on international and national networks including the BBC, C4, CNN, US National Public Radio and Radio France International. His previous books include Losing Control: Second Edition (Pluto Press, 2002) and A War on Terror (Pluto Press, 2004).