The Iraq Papers

Paperback | February 14, 2010

EditorJohn Ehrenberg, J. Patrice Mcsherry, Jose Ramon Sanchez

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The Iraq Papers will be the most comprehensive and best-organized document collection of America's misadventure in Iraq. The editors have organized the book around the concept of pre-emption, a policy that represented a significant break with past American foreign policy. The editors locatethe intellectual origins of pre-emption in neoconservative writings from the early 1990s, and then trace how the logic of pre-emption played out across a number of arenas in the first decade of the twenty first century: the war itself, America's relationship with its allies and the UN, itsdealings with Iraqi society and successive Iraqi governments after 2003, and domestic policy in the Bush-era United States. They close with a chapter on the limits of American policy as it moves into the Obama era. There are eleven chapters in total, and ten will feature a representative selectionof the most important documents relating to the origins of the war - including prominent writings by early neoconservative advocates for invasion - and the war's impact on Iraq, America, and the world. Covering more than a decade, The Iraq Papers will be a definitive source for anyone interested inunderstanding this enormously complicated and difficult conflict.

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The Iraq Papers will be the most comprehensive and best-organized document collection of America's misadventure in Iraq. The editors have organized the book around the concept of pre-emption, a policy that represented a significant break with past American foreign policy. The editors locatethe intellectual origins of pre-emption in ne...

John Ehrenberg is the author of such books as Servants of Wealth and Civil Society: The Critical History of an Idea, winner of the Michael Harrington Prize. J. Patrice McSherry's books include Predatory States: Operation Condor and Covert War in Latin America (winner of a Choice award for Outstanding Academic Title of 2006) and Incom...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:704 pages, 9.2 × 6.1 × 1.5 inPublished:February 14, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195398599

ISBN - 13:9780195398595

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PrefaceNote to ReadersIntroductionPart I: Policy of Preemption1. From Containment to Preemptive War: Iraq and the U.S. in a Unipolar Moment2. Organizing for Preemptive War: Iraq and the Presidency of George W. Bush3. International Reaction to the War4. Liberators or Occupiers? The Coalition Provisional Authority5. Insurgency, Counterinsurgency, or Civil War?Part II: Consequences of a Preemptive War6. Democracy from Above or Below?7. Imposing Free Markets? Oil and Privatization8. Human Rights and International Law: U.S. Methods and Operations9. Policing Terror vs. a War on Terror10. Effects on U.S Democracy11. The Limits of Preemption: The United States in the World