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Iraq—Win the Battle, Lose the War

Spencer D. Bakich

in Success and Failure in Limited War: Information and Strategy in the Korean, Vietnam, Persian Gulf, and Iraq Wars

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226107684
eISBN:
9780226107851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226107851.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The Iraq War was a mixed outcome for the United States: a military success but diplomatic failure. Militarily, America sought the overthrow of Saddam Hussein's regime with a minimal amount of combat ... More


Leaders and international politics

Stephen Benedict Dyson

in Leaders in conflict: Bush and Rumsfeld in Iraq

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719091704
eISBN:
9781781706978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091704.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter answers the questions: when and how do leaders matter in shaping a state's foreign policy? Which dimensions of leadership are important? The chapter then offers a portrait of Bush and ... More


Bush takes charge

Stephen Benedict Dyson

in Leaders in conflict: Bush and Rumsfeld in Iraq

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719091704
eISBN:
9781781706978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091704.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter analyzes Bush's decision to surge additional troops to Iraq and to remove Rumsfeld as secretary of defense. In making the decision to surge, Bush defied the advice of Rumsfeld, the will ... More


Coalition Provisional Authority

Stephen Benedict Dyson

in Leaders in conflict: Bush and Rumsfeld in Iraq

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719091704
eISBN:
9781781706978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091704.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter addresses the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) under the leadership of Ambassador L. Paul Bremer. The CPA was characterized by confusion over objectives and organization of a kind ... More


Rumsfeld’s exit strategy

Stephen Benedict Dyson

in Leaders in conflict: Bush and Rumsfeld in Iraq

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719091704
eISBN:
9781781706978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091704.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter covers Iraq policy from June 2004 until mid-2006 from the standpoint of security and of politics, analyzing Bush and Rumsfeld's conceptions of what was necessary and the conflict between ... More


Leaders in conflict: Bush and Rumsfeld in Iraq

Stephen Benedict Dyson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719091704
eISBN:
9781781706978
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091704.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Beneath the violence of the U.S. war in Iraq was a subterranean conflict between President Bush and Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld, rooted in their different beliefs and leadership styles. Bush was ... More


A Second War for Hegemony, 2001–2003

Steven Hurst

in The United States and Iraq since 1979: Hegemony, Oil and War

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748627677
eISBN:
9780748672103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627677.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

George W. Bush came to power as the representative of a newly dominant American Conservatism inclined to the use of force as a solution to international problems and determined to get rid of Saddam ... More


Iraq: The Worst of All Worlds

Brendan R. Gallagher

in The Day After: Why America Wins the War but Loses the Peace

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501739620
eISBN:
9781501739637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501739620.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter explores postwar planning for Iraq using a similar approach to that used in Chapters 1 and 2. Specifically, it addresses how postwar planning for Iraq unfolded from the 1990s through May ... More


Rumsfeld and the invasion plan

Stephen Benedict Dyson

in Leaders in conflict: Bush and Rumsfeld in Iraq

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719091704
eISBN:
9781781706978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091704.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Considered in isolation from what came later, the invasion plan for Iraq was daring in conception, achieved its goals with stunning speed and at low cost, and represented a sparkling advertisement ... More


The emergence of the Bush doctrine

Stephen Benedict Dyson

in Leaders in conflict: Bush and Rumsfeld in Iraq

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719091704
eISBN:
9781781706978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091704.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter analyzes Bush's instant responses to 9/11, as he made the fundamental decision that the U.S. would engage in a war on terror. The chapter then traces the development of the key ... More


The governance plan

Stephen Benedict Dyson

in Leaders in conflict: Bush and Rumsfeld in Iraq

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719091704
eISBN:
9781781706978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091704.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter addresses planning for the political elements of the postwar situation. The issue of what to do about post-Saddam governance should have been of preeminent importance to both Bush and ... More


Afghanistan: A Road to Incoherence

Brendan R. Gallagher

in The Day After: Why America Wins the War but Loses the Peace

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501739620
eISBN:
9781501739637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501739620.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter delves into how Afghanistan postwar planning unfolded from September 2001 through March 2002. It does so by relying on a similar approach to that used in Chapter 1 – by analyzing the ... More


Leadership and the Iraq war – Lessons learned

Stephen Benedict Dyson

in Leaders in conflict: Bush and Rumsfeld in Iraq

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719091704
eISBN:
9781781706978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091704.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses lessons for the study of leadership and foreign policy drawn from the Iraq war. First, leadership matters. Second, leadership has both external worldview and internal ... More


Baghdad

Neil James Mitchell

in Democracy's Blameless Leaders: From Dresden to Abu Ghraib, How Leaders Evade Accountability for Abuse, Atrocity, and Killing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814761441
eISBN:
9780814763377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814761441.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter narrates how Donald Rumsfeld denied allegations of being involved in the abusive treatment of captured Iraqis at the Baghdad Central Correctional Facility, Abu Ghraib. This case shows ... More


Leaders in conflict

Stephen Benedict Dyson

in Leaders in conflict: Bush and Rumsfeld in Iraq

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719091704
eISBN:
9781781706978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091704.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

When George W. Bush fired Donald H. Rumsfeld in November 2006 he ended a conflict. Not the Iraq war, which would go on for several more years, but a war about the war, fought in the shadows and ... More


The Iraq War, 2003–2011

James H. Lebovic

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

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190935320
eISBN:
9780190937263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190935320.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The George W. Bush administration showed signs of biased decision-making before and after the 2003 Iraq invasion, which it claimed was necessary because Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction. ... More


The Karzai Regime

Carter Malkasian

in The American War in Afghanistan: A History

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780197550779
eISBN:
9780197550809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197550779.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Chapter Five, “The Karzai Regime,” discusses the strategy of the Bush administration and the formation of the new Afghan government from 2002 to 2005, including the constitutional process and ... More


This Strategy Is Not Working: January–June 2006

Timothy Andrews Sayle, Jeffrey A. Engel, Hal Brands, and William Inboden (eds)

in The Last Card: Inside George W. Bush's Decision to Surge in Iraq 

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501715181
eISBN:
9781501715204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501715181.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter discusses the Samarra bombing and the resulting debates over its significance. The winter and spring of 2006 was a time of conflicting signals and conflicting efforts in Washington. Some ... More


Things Fall Apart, 2003–2008

Steven Hurst

in The United States and Iraq since 1979: Hegemony, Oil and War

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748627677
eISBN:
9780748672103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627677.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The final chapter discusses how and why the Bush administration's grand ambitions turned to dust. Having taken no account of the existence, or lack of them, of the preconditions for democracy in ... More


The Family Assistance Plan and the End of Work

James Livingston

in No More Work: Why 'Full Employment' is a Bad Idea, or, what Happens when Work Disappears

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469630656
eISBN:
9781469630670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630656.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter describes the US Congress’s attempts to pass a universal basic income scheme in 1970. It details the work of Nixon Administration operatives, Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney, to ... More


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