Missions Accomplished?: The United States and Iraq Since World War I

Paperback | October 27, 2011

byHahn, Peter L.

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Despite the central role that Iraq occupies in modern American diplomacy, there is relatively little scholarly literature on the topic. Author Peter L. Hahn is the first to synthesize the entire complicated, power-driven relationship between the United States and Iraq over the last ninetyyears. Missions Accomplished? The United States and Iraq Since World War I takes a straightforward, chronological approach, emphasizing the formulation of U.S. policy toward Iraq in its political, strategic, and military dimensions. The book pays careful attention to the context of the politicalsituation in Baghdad; regional developments (including the Arab-Israeli conflict, intra-Arab rivalries, and Iraqi-Iranian tensions); and global dynamics, such as decolonization and the Cold War. Hahn boldly identifies the key players in Washington and Baghdad, evaluating the successes of everypolicymaker and each mission in the history of the United States-Iraq relationship. Incorporating insights from several sources - including books on the military aspects of the Persian Gulf War of 1990-91 and declassified documents on the political and military dimensions of the Iraq War of 2003 -Hahn provides a balanced and nuanced discussion of recent and current events.Supplemented with lavish illustrations and maps and colorful vignettes of Americans who experienced Iraq first-hand, Missions Accomplished? The United States and Iraq Since World War I offers, above all, a discussion that remains mindful of deep historical antecedents.

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Despite the central role that Iraq occupies in modern American diplomacy, there is relatively little scholarly literature on the topic. Author Peter L. Hahn is the first to synthesize the entire complicated, power-driven relationship between the United States and Iraq over the last ninetyyears. Missions Accomplished? The United States ...

Peter L. Hahn is Professor of History at The Ohio State University. He is the author of several books, including Historical Dictionary of U.S.-Middle East Relations (2007), Crisis and Crossfire: The United States and the Middle East since 1945 (2005), and Caught in the Middle East: U.S. Policy toward the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1945-19...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 6.1 × 9.09 × 0.51 inPublished:October 27, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of ContentsPrefaceIntroduction1. Legacies of Empire: The Emergence of U.S. Relations with Iraq, to 19582. The Pursuit of Stability in Revolutionary Iraq, 1958-19793. From Tension to Rapprochement: U.S.-Iraqi Relations in a Turbulent Decade, 1979-894. The Gulf War of 1990-915. The U.S. Containment of Iraq in the 1990s6. George W. Bush and the March to War in Iraq, 2001-20037. The Occupation of IraqConclusion: Missions Accomplished?Bibliography