Confronting Saddam Hussein: George W. Bush and the Invasion of Iraq -- Melvyn P. Leffler - Hardcover
that only by practicing coercive diplomacy and threatening force could he alter Hussein's defiance, a view shared by British Prime Minister Tony Blair and other leaders around the world, including Hans Blix, the chief UN inspector. Throughout, Leffler highlights the harrowing anxieties surrounding the decision-making process after the devastating attack on 9/11 and explains the roles of contingency, agency, rationality, and emotion. As the book unfolds, Bush's centrality becomes more and more evident, as does the bureaucratic dysfunctionality that contributed to the disastrous occupation of Iraq. A compelling reassessment of George W. Bush's intervention in Iraq, Confronting Saddam Hussein provides a provocative reinterpretation of the most important international event of the 21st century.
Author: Melvyn P. Leffler
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Binding Type: Hardcover
Size: 9.27h x 6.42w x 1.30d
Kirkus Reviews 12/15/2022
Product Attributes: 21st Century, Hardcover, History, History - Military / War, Iraq War (2003-2011), Melvyn P. Leffler, Middle East, Military, Modern, Oxford University Press, United States - Foreign relations - Iraq, USA