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The Resource Rumsfeld's wars : the arrogance of power, Dale R. Herspring

Rumsfeld's wars : the arrogance of power, Dale R. Herspring

Label
Rumsfeld's wars : the arrogance of power
Title
Rumsfeld's wars
Title remainder
the arrogance of power
Statement of responsibility
Dale R. Herspring
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Not since Robert McNamara has a secretary of defense been so hated by the military and derided by the public, yet played such a critical role in national security policy - with such disastrous results." "Now Dale Herspring, a political conservative and lifelong Republican, offers a nonpartisan assessment of Rumsfeld's impact on the U.S. military establishment from 2001 to 2006, focusing especially on the Iraq War - from the decision to invade through the development and execution of operational strategy and the enormous failures associated with the postwar reconstruction of Iraq." "Herspring shows that, contrary to his public deference to the generals, Rumsfeld dictated strategy and operations - sometimes even tactics - to prove his transformation theories. He signed off on abolishing the Iraqi army, famously refused to see the need for a counterinsurgency plan, and seemed more than willing to tolerate the torture of prisoners. Meanwhile, the military became demoralized and junior officers left in droves."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Herspring, Dale R.
Dewey number
956.7044/3373
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
UA23.6
LC item number
.H47 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Modern war studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rumsfeld, Donald
  • United States
  • United States
  • Cabinet officers
  • Military planning
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Rumsfeld's wars : the arrogance of power, Dale R. Herspring
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Control code
180756977
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxiv, 247 pages
Isbn
9780700615872
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008001344
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)180756977
Label
Rumsfeld's wars : the arrogance of power, Dale R. Herspring
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Control code
180756977
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxiv, 247 pages
Isbn
9780700615872
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008001344
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)180756977

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