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作者 Hendrickson, David C
書名 Revisions in need of revising : what went wrong in the Iraq war / David C. Hendrickson, Robert W. Tucker
出版項 [Carlisle Barracks, PA] : Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, 2005
國際標準書號 1584872195 (pbk.)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 歐美所圖書館  355.00973 Ar59  2005 v.12 pt.2    在架上    30500100538563
說明 vii, 36 p. ; 23 cm
附註 "December 2005."
Also available online as an electronic resource
Includes bibliographical references (p. 29-36)
Obstacles to a successful reconstruction -- The numbers game -- Avoiding anarchy -- The emergence of the insurgency -- Abolishing the Iraqi army and proscribing the Ba'athists -- Lessons
Though critics have made a number of telling points against the Bush administration's conduct of the Iraq war, the most serious problems facing Iraq and its American occupiers--criminal anarchy and lawlessness, a raging insurgency and a society divided into rival and antagonistic groups--were virtually inevitable consequences that flowed from the act of war itself. Military and civilian planners were culpable in failing to plan for certain tasks, but the most serious problems had no good solution. Even so, there are lessons to be learned. These include the danger that the imperatives of "force protection" may sacrifice the broader political mission of U.S. forces and the need for skepticism over the capacity of outsiders to develop the skill and expertise required to reconstruct decapitated states
主題 United States. Dept. of Defense -- Decision making
Iraq War, 2003-
Military planning -- United States -- Evaluation
United States -- Foreign public opinion
Alt Author Tucker, Robert W
Army War College (U.S.). Strategic Studies Institute
Alt Title What went wrong in the Iraq war
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