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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


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


From Theory to Practice: Neo-Wilsonianism in the White House, 2001–2017

Tony Smith

in Why Wilson Matters: The Origin of American Liberal Internationalism and Its Crisis Today

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691183480
eISBN:
9781400883400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183480.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines neo-Wilsonianism in the White House, considering the Bush Doctrine—often referred to as the National Security Strategy of the United States, September 2002, or NSS-2002. In the ... 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


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


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


Murder Among Nations

George P. Fletcher and Jens David Ohlin

in Defending Humanity: When Force is Justified and Why

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199757213
eISBN:
9780190260248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199757213.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter discusses some of the uncertainties that arise in declaring war under the UN Charter. Under the Charter, military operations are justified in the eyes of international law in only two ... 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


Epilogue

Ozan Ozavci

in Dangerous Gifts: Imperialism, Security, and Civil Wars in the Levant, 1798-1864

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780198852964
eISBN:
9780191888441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852964.003.0015
Subject:
History, Middle East History, Political History

Even though each armed, legal, and administrative intervention considered in this book had diverse specific properties unique to its immediate context, the Epilogue makes a series of general remarks ... More


A Choreographer’s Statement

Bill T. Jones

in Choreographies of 21st Century Wars

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190201661
eISBN:
9780190201692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190201661.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter discusses the 2005 work Blind Date, which was an angry response to the American invasion of Iraq and, in particular, to the blindly acquiescent media coverage of it. However, after ... More


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