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Iraq, the United States, and the “Coalition of the Willing”

Sarah E. Kreps

in Coalitions of Convenience: United States Military Interventions after the Cold War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199753796
eISBN:
9780199827152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753796.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the case of the 2003 Iraq War. One of the most unilateral interventions in the post-Cold War period, this case challenges this book's argument. With long time horizons (absent a ... More


Introduction: The Iraq Legacies – Intervention, Occupation, Withdrawal and Beyond

Benjamin Isakhan

in The Legacy of Iraq: From the 2003 War to the 'Islamic State'

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748696161
eISBN:
9781474416177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696161.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book dissects and discusses some of the Iraq War's more complex legacies and the varying analyses, debates and ... More


Syria and the Middle East on the eve of civil war

Christopher Phillips

in The Battle for Syria: International Rivalry in the New Middle East

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300217179
eISBN:
9780300222173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217179.003.0002
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter sets the historical context for the book. It sketches out the international relations of the Middle East on the eve of the Syrian civil war, considering how the perception of US hegemony ... More


The Justice of Preemption and Preventive War Doctrines

Neta C. Crawford

in Just War Theory: A Reappraisal

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748620746
eISBN:
9780748672042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620746.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter addresses the most controversial contemporary invocation of “just cause” in the justification of war: the “preemptive defence” argument offered by President George W. Bush in support of ... More


Conventional and Distinctive Policy Preferences of Early-Twenty-First-Century Veterans

Jeremy M. Teigen

in Veterans' Policies, Veterans' Politics: New Perspectives on Veterans in the Modern United States

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042077
eISBN:
9780813043456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042077.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter analyzes veterans’ policy preferences between the start of the Iraq War, in 2003, and 2008. Conventional wisdom describes veterans as more conservative, hawkish, and sympathetic to ... More


Planning to Fail: The US Wars in Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan

James H. Lebovic

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190935320
eISBN:
9780190937263
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190935320.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The US wars in Vietnam (1965–1973), Iraq (2003–2011), and Afghanistan (2001–present) stand out for their endurance, resource investment, human cost, and common decisional failings. Despite its ... More


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