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From Decisive Victory to Transition

Christopher D. Kolenda

in Zero-Sum Victory: What We're Getting Wrong About War

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780813152769
eISBN:
9780813154169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813152769.003.0027
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

As the Bush administration drifted from a decisive-victory approach toward transition-and-withdraw, the CPA disbanded, and control was given to the Iraqis. The U.S. aimed to contain the Sunni ... More


A Complicated Approach to a Complex Situation

Christopher D. Kolenda

in Zero-Sum Victory: What We're Getting Wrong About War

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780813152769
eISBN:
9780813154169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813152769.003.0026
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter discusses the initial steps the Coalition Provisional Authority took in Iraq after the defeat of Saddam Hussein. It shows how these steps – mainly the de-Ba’athifaction and disbanding ... 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


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