The Long Road to Baghdad by Lloyd C. Gardner
A History of U.S. Foreign Policy from the 1970s to the Present

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A sweeping and authoritative narrative, The Long Road to Baghdad places the Iraq War in the context of U.S. foreign policy since Vietnam, casting the conflict as a chapter in a much broader story of American diplomatic and military moves in the region. Diplomatic historian Lloyd Gardner explains the Iraq War as the necessary outcome of a half-century of doomed U.S. policies. The Long Road to Baghdad is essential reading, with sobering implications for a positive resolution of the present quagmire.
 

About Lloyd C. Gardner

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Lloyd C. Gardner is the Charles and Mary Beard Professor of History at Rutgers University and the author or editor of more than a dozen books, including The Long Road to Baghdad and Three Kings (both available from The New Press). He lives in Newtown, Pennsylvania.
 
Published March 1, 2010 by New Press, The. 322 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, War. Non-fiction

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He gradually builds to a devastating conclusion: that the second Iraq war transformed the military, “with consequences that changed the very conception of a citizen army in a democracy, raising questions about whether the new military could be controlled by civilian authority.” A vital primer to ...

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Lloyd C Gardner presents conclusive evidence that the US gave the green light to Saddam's invasion of Iran in 1980 and then backed both sides during the war that followed, and that Bush senior's administration gave the impression to Saddam Hussein that they wouldn't oppose an invasion of Kuwait i...

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