Cobra II : The Inside Story of the Invasion And Occupation of Iraq (Hardcover)

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This is a great book if you want to educate yourself in every aspect of the war in Iraq. Written with brevity and from every point of view possible to deliver the best picture of the war's inception and subsequent follow through. All readers interested in finding out the truth will be delighted to know that this book is in fact fair and balanced without any notion of political affiliation. The information is there and it is up to YOU to decide the rightness or wrongness of this war--no hand pulling in this one. Overall, a great read full of episodes--from behind the scenes of the White House's desire for regime change to individual battles fought by the soldiers the administration sent there. Powerful and unbiased, this is essential reading for everyone who cares about the truth and is still on the fence about weather or not we should be there.

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Great Book and not skewed to any side

by rhoadsdee@yahoo.com on 4/16/2006

This is a great book if you want to educate yourself in every aspect of the war in Iraq. Written with brevity and from every point of view possible to deliver the best picture of the war's inception and subsequent follow through. All readers interested in finding out the truth will be delighted to know that this book is in fact fair and balanced without any notion of political affiliation. The information is there and it is up to YOU to decide the rightness or wrongness of this war--no hand pulling in this one. Overall, a great read full of episodes--from behind the scenes of the White House's desire for regime change to individual battles fought by the soldiers the administration sent there. Powerful and unbiased, this is essential reading for everyone who cares about the truth and is still on the fence about weather or not we should be there.

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The Inside Story of the Invasion and Occupation of Iraq

There have been many reports about the Iraq war and the vicissitudes of the American occupation, yet none heretofore has been informed by the inside story. Rendered fairly and documented impressively, it offers a galvanizing account of the strategy, the personalities, the actual battles, the diplomacy, the adversary, and the occupation.

COBRA II is stunning work of investigative journalism by Michael Gordon, the chief military correspondent of The New York Times, winner of the George Polk Award for Investigative Reporting in 1989 and the one and only correspondent embedded in Allied land command; and General Bernard E. Trainor, former military correspondent for The New York Times and current military analyst for NBC. Brimming with new and compromising disclosures, the book promises to be a singularly authoritative and comprehensive account of the planning and prosecution of the Iraq war.

Michael Gordon had unparallel access to top military brass and was in the war room with Tommy Franks, Donald Rumsfeld and the field generals who were key in the formulation and execution of the war strategy. He has interviewed an extraordinary range of officials, including Franks himself, Condoleezza Rice, Steve Hadley, Paul Wolfowitz, Marc Grossman (the third ranking State Department official), Jerry Bremer, General Meyers (Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff), as well as virtually every general, regimental commander and brigade commander. He has had access to classified military and diplomatic documents, military archives and internal after-action reports and oral histories not meant for public consumption.

About the Author:
Michael Gordon is the chief military correspondent for The New York Times. Since he joined the newspaper in 1985, he has covered arms control, the proliferation of nuclear and chemical weapons and other security issues. Mr. Gordon has been posted in Washington, Moscow and London and has covered the United States intervention in Afghanistan, the Persian Gulf War, the Kosovo conflict, NATO's military deployment in Macedonia, the U.S. invasion of Panama and the Russian invasion of Chechnya, among other conflicts. Mr. Gordon is the co-author, along with Bernard E. Trainor, of The Generals' War, a critically acclaimed account of the Persian Gulf conflict.

Bernard E. Trainor, a retired Marine Corps lieutenant general, was a military correspondent for The New York Times from 1986-1990. He was the Director of the National Security Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University from 1990-1996. Currently a military analyst for NBC, Trainor lives in Potomac Falls, Virginia.

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Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9780375422621
SKU 31259851
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0375422625
Release Date 3/14/2006
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Great Book and not skewed to any side by rhoadsdee@yahoo.com on Apr 16, 2006

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