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作者 Sanger, David E
書名 The Inheritance : the world Obama confronts and the challenges to American power / David E. Sanger
出版項 New York : Three Rivers Press, c2009
國際標準書號 9780307407931
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 歐美所圖書館  355 Sa581 2009    在架上  -  30500101454414
版本 1st pbk. ed
說明 xxix, 513 p. : ill. (mostly col.), 1 map ; 20 cm
附註 "Updated for Obama's first year"--Cover
Includes bibliographical references (p. [481]-502) and index
Decoding project 111 -- Regime-change fantasies -- Ahmadinejad's monologue -- The Israel option -- The Marshall Plan that wasn't -- The other "mission accomplished" -- Secrets of Chaklala cantonment -- Crossing the line -- Kim Jon-il 8, Bush 0 -- Cheney's lost war -- "Everything is Appomattox" -- Generation Lenovo -- The puncture strategy -- Deterrence 2.0 -- The invisible attack -- Dark angel -- Epilogue : Obama's challenge
Readers of "The New York Times" know David Sanger as one of the most trusted correspondents in Washington, one to whom presidents, secretaries of state, and foreign leaders talk with unusual candor. Now, with a historian's sweep and an insider's eye for telling detail, Sanger delivers an urgent intelligence briefing on the world America faces. In a riveting narrative, "The Inheritance" describes the huge costs of distraction and lost opportunities at home and abroad as Iraq soaked up manpower, money, and intelligence capabilities. The 2008 market collapse further undermined American leadership, leaving the new president with a set of challenges unparalleled since Franklin D. Roosevelt entered the Oval Office. Sanger takes readers into the White House Situation Room to reveal how Washington penetrated Tehran's nuclear secrets, leading President Bush, in his last year, to secretly step up covert actions in a desperate effort to delay an Iranian bomb. Meanwhile, his intelligence chiefs made repeated secret missions to Pakistan as they tried to stem a growing insurgency and cope with an ally who was also aiding the enemy-while receiving billions in American military aid. Now the new president faces critical choices: Is it better to learn to live with a nuclear Iran or risk overt or covert confrontation? Is it worth sending U.S. forces deep into Pakistani territory at the risk of undermining an unstable Pakistani government sitting on a nuclear arsenal? It is a race against time and against a new effort by Islamic extremists-never before disclosed-to quietly infiltrate Pakistan's nuclear weapons program
主題 United States -- Foreign relations -- 2001-2009
United States -- Foreign relations -- 2009-
National security -- United States -- History -- 21st century
Obama, Barack
Bush, George W. (George Walker), 1946- -- Influence
United States -- Military policy
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