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“Phase IV” and the Invasion of Iraq

Aaron Rapport

in Waging War, Planning Peace: U.S. Noncombat Operations and Major Wars

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453588
eISBN:
9780801455643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453588.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter examines the Bush administration's planning of Phase IV—noncombat operations—of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) during the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in March 2003. Those ultimately ... More


Epilogue

Robert G. Kaufman

in In Defense of the Bush Doctrine

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124346
eISBN:
9780813134987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124346.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In the last quarter of 2003, the situation in Iraq worsened as combat deaths and sectarian violence increased significantly, prompting several proponents of the war to reconsider their position in ... More


Officials

Tai-Heng Cheng

in When International Law Works: Realistic Idealism After 9/11 and the Global Recession

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780195370171
eISBN:
9780190259716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195370171.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter examines justificatory theory of international law in relation to government officials, with particular emphasis on the decision to go to war. It uses “officials” to refer to key ... More


The Bush Doctrine and Iraq a Sound Application of a Sound Doctrine

Robert G. Kaufman

in In Defense of the Bush Doctrine

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124346
eISBN:
9780813134987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124346.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Many of the tenets of the Bush Doctrine are derived from the Reagan administration's foreign policy positions. Similar to Reagan's stand on nuclear arms and strategic defense during the Cold War, ... More


Iraq: Evidence Doesn’t Matter

Tom Allen

in Dangerous Convictions: What's Really Wrong with the U.S. Congress

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199931989
eISBN:
9780190252687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199931989.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter argues that the Bush administration policy on Iraq involved willful avoidance of evidence. Vice President Cheney pressured the CIA to find evidence that fit his established convictions. ... More


The Meetings

in The Rape of Mesopotamia: Behind the Looting of the Iraq Museum

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226729459
eISBN:
9780226729435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226729435.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter discusses the postwar planning meetings that aimed to protect the cultural heritage of Iraq during the 2003 invasion. Archaeologist McGuire Gibson highlighted the fact that the United ... More


Introduction

in The Rape of Mesopotamia: Behind the Looting of the Iraq Museum

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226729459
eISBN:
9780226729435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226729435.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter discusses the theme of this book, which is about the looting of the Iraq National Museum during the 2003 invasion of Iraq. It suggests that the looting of the museum in April 2003 was ... More


Postwar Iraq

Stephen Benedict Dyson

in The Blair Identity: Leadership and Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079993
eISBN:
9781781702178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079993.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Tony Blair's foreign policy following the invasion of Iraq continued to display the features of a high perceived degree of influence over events, certainty in the framing of issues, and the use of ... More


Conclusion: Imperial Epitaph

Timothy H. Parsons

in The Rule of Empires: Those Who Built Them, Those Who Endured Them, and Why They Always Fall

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199931156
eISBN:
9780190254698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199931156.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the actual experience of imperial rule in seven empires. It suggests that imperial rule always meant denigration and exploitation and ... More


Getting to the Postwar Planning Table

in The Rape of Mesopotamia: Behind the Looting of the Iraq Museum

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226729459
eISBN:
9780226729435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226729435.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter discusses the postwar planning for the 2003 invasion of Iraq. It suggests that neither Tommy Franks of the Central Command nor the U.S. Department of Defense wanted anything to do with ... More


Iraq – Blair’s war

Stephen Benedict Dyson

in The Blair Identity: Leadership and Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079993
eISBN:
9781781702178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079993.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The decision to invade Iraq is the most controversial of Blair's wars, undertaken without public support, and with significant disquiet among members of his government and political party. At several ... More


Religion in the War on Terror

Alia Brahimi

in The Changing Character of War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199596737
eISBN:
9780191803543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199596737.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the role of religion in the war on terror. With al-Qaeda’s attacks on 9/11 and the Bush administration’s subsequent invasion of Iraq, the world was confronted by a situation in ... More


International Political Architecture the United Nations

Balmiki Prasad Singh

in Bahudhā and the Post 9/11 World

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195693553
eISBN:
9780199080328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195693553.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The United Nations (UN) was formed on 24 October 1945. In the preceding six years, the world had witnessed several million deaths and enormous suffering caused by the use of force aimed at ... More


Epilogue: Past Meets Present

Noga Efrati

in Women in Iraq: Past Meets Present

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158145
eISBN:
9780231530248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158145.003.0006
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This concluding chapter describes how the Iraqi women's rights activists believe that the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq were pulling back to the days of the British-backed Hashemite monarchy, when ... More


Media Culpas: Prewar Reporting Mistakes at the <i>New York Times</i> and <i>Washington Post</i>

Matt Carlson

in On the Condition of Anonymity: Unnamed Sources and the Battle for Journalism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252035999
eISBN:
9780252093180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252035999.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter looks at how two newspapers used unnamed sources in reports leading up to the invasion of Iraq in March 2003. When Iraq's weapons of mass destruction failed to materialize, critics on ... More


“Nobody Thought of Culture”: War-Related Heritage Protection in the Early Prewar Period

in The Rape of Mesopotamia: Behind the Looting of the Iraq Museum

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226729459
eISBN:
9780226729435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226729435.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter discusses the war-related protection of cultural heritage prior to the 2003 Iraq invasion. It suggests that the looting of the National Museum of Iraq in Baghdad stemmed from the failure ... More


Nowhere Left to Go

Michael Bérubé

in The Left at War

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814799840
eISBN:
9780814739051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814799840.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines two different approaches to understanding the debates on whether the United States should have responded to al-Qaeda with military action in Afghanistan, and whether it should ... More


A Punctual Disaster: The Looting of the National Museum of Iraq

in The Rape of Mesopotamia: Behind the Looting of the Iraq Museum

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226729459
eISBN:
9780226729435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226729435.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter, which focuses on the looting of the National Museum of Iraq during the 2003 invasion, explains that looting often occurs in liberated areas in which there is a power vacuum. The first ... More


The Dissent Papers: The Voices of Diplomats in the Cold War and Beyond

Hannah Gurman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158725
eISBN:
9780231530354
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158725.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Beginning with the Cold War and concluding with the 2003 invasion of Iraq, this book explores the overlooked opposition of U.S. diplomats to American foreign policy in the latter half of the ... More


Intelligence Assessment in an Age of Competing Threats

Rory Cormac

in Confronting the Colonies: British Intelligence and Counterinsurgency

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199354436
eISBN:
9780199388257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199354436.003.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter discusses the controversial invasion of Iraq in 2003, which has become synonymous with intelligence. Widespread criticism has long stalked the so-called ‘dodgy dossier’ and the notorious ... More


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