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The Resource Ally to adversary : an eyewitness account of Iraq's fall from grace, Rick Francona

Ally to adversary : an eyewitness account of Iraq's fall from grace, Rick Francona

Label
Ally to adversary : an eyewitness account of Iraq's fall from grace
Title
Ally to adversary
Title remainder
an eyewitness account of Iraq's fall from grace
Statement of responsibility
Rick Francona
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this revealing firsthand account, career intelligence officer and Arabic linguist Rick Francona takes the reader on an odyssey from the battlefields of the Iran-Iraq War, to the top-secret tactical decision-making meetings of the Desert Storm coalition forces, to the actual surrender at Safwan by Iraqi officials, many of whom he had worked with previously as allies." "As the point man for the highly sensitive support the United States gave Iraq in 1987-88 during its war with Iran, Francona walked the streets of Baghdad, toured military facilities, and established close relations with high-ranking Iraqis. Through these activities he gained a unique and valuable perspective on Iraq's military capabilities and doctrine, including its use of ballistic missiles and chemical weapons. Later, as Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf's personal interpreter, he shared in the successes, failures, and frustrations of political and military planning and prosecution during Desert Shield and Desert Storm."--Jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Francona, Rick
Dewey number
956.7044/28
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS79.74
LC item number
.F73 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Persian Gulf War, 1991
  • Francona, Rick
  • United States
  • Iraq
Label
Ally to adversary : an eyewitness account of Iraq's fall from grace, Rick Francona
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-180) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Sheikh and the Courier
  • Hail Mary and the Politics of Planning
  • Lessons in Air Power
  • Of Scuds and Patriots
  • Bob Simon Finds the War
  • The Ground Assault
  • Safwan
  • Safwan Two
  • Aftermath
  • Title V
  • Foreword
  • Leonard H. Perroots
  • Iraq 1988
  • Interregnum
  • Prelude to Conflict
  • Riyadh
  • Washington
  • Amman
Control code
40453164
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 186 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781557502810
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98054464
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Ally to adversary : an eyewitness account of Iraq's fall from grace, Rick Francona
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-180) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Sheikh and the Courier
  • Hail Mary and the Politics of Planning
  • Lessons in Air Power
  • Of Scuds and Patriots
  • Bob Simon Finds the War
  • The Ground Assault
  • Safwan
  • Safwan Two
  • Aftermath
  • Title V
  • Foreword
  • Leonard H. Perroots
  • Iraq 1988
  • Interregnum
  • Prelude to Conflict
  • Riyadh
  • Washington
  • Amman
Control code
40453164
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 186 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781557502810
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98054464
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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