The Resource Blunder : Britain's war in Iraq, Patrick Porter

Blunder : Britain's war in Iraq, Patrick Porter

Label
Blunder : Britain's war in Iraq
Title
Blunder
Title remainder
Britain's war in Iraq
Statement of responsibility
Patrick Porter
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Why did Britain go to war in Iraq in 2003? Existing accounts stress dodgy dossiers, intelligence failures, and the flaws of individual leaders. Deploying the large number of primary documents now available, this book puts ideas at the centre of the story. As the book argues, Britain's war in Iraq was caused by bad ideas that were dogmatically held and widely accepted. Three ideas in particular formed the war's intellectual foundations: the notion of the undeterrable, fanatical rogue state; the vision that the West's path to security is to break and remake states; and the conceit that by paying the 'blood price', Britain could secure influence in Washington DC. These issues matter, because although the Iraq War happened fifteen years ago, it is still with us. As well as its severe consequences for regional and international security, the ideas that powered the war persist in Western security debate. If all wars are fought twice, first on the battlefield and the second time in memory, this book enters the battle over what Iraq means now, and what we should learn
Cataloging source
NhCcYBP
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1976-
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Porter, Patrick
Dewey number
956.70443341
Index
index present
LC call number
DS79.765.G7
LC item number
P67 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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EBSCOhost
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  • Iraq Inquiry (Great Britain)
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
Label
Blunder : Britain's war in Iraq, Patrick Porter
Link
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=1922618
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Blunder: Britain's War in Iraq; Copyright; Dedication; Acknowledgements; Preface; LEST WE FORGET; Contents; Introduction; EXPLAINING IRAQ: INTERPRETATIONS SO FAR; CHAPTER SUMMARY; 1: Warpath; PART I. BAGHDAD'S WAR; PART II. WASHINGTON'S WAR: CONFIDENCE AND FEAR; PART III. LONDON: BRITISH CALCULATIONS; The Road to War; PART IV. CARRYING OPINION; CONCLUSION; 2: Breaking States: The Ideological Roots of Regime Change; FROM LIMITED WAR TO REGIME CHANGE; REGIME CHANGE: THE LIBERAL CONSCIENCE, THE REVOLUTIONARY MOMENT; THREAT INFLATION, POWER INFLATION: THE FALSE LOGIC OF ROGUE STATES
  • WOULD WAR WORK?Liberal Managerialism and The 'Phase IV' Fallacy; A LIBERAL WAR AFTER ALL; Part I. Liberalism, Realism, and War; Part II. The Liberal Road to Baghdad; Part III. Beyond Washington; CONCLUSION; 3: Atlantic Ambitions; PART I. BANDWAGONING AND THE BLOOD PRICE; PART II. TAMING THE SUPERPOWER; PART III. NIGHT AND DAY, THE FLAWS OF EXPECTATION; 4: Weighing the Arguments; PART I. BY WHAT STANDARD?; PART II. BALANCE POSITIVE? WEIGHING THE ARGUMENTS; PART III. MORE HARM THAN GOOD: THE CASE(S) AGAINST; Who Lost Iraq? The Abandonment Thesis; PART IV. ALTERNATIVE STRATEGIES
  • PART V. JOHN MCTERNAN'S CASE FOR WARCONCLUSION; 5: Virtue Runs Amok: How Realism Can Help; PART I. IDEALISM, REALISM, AND UNCERTAINTY; PART II. PRUDENT WAR AVOIDANCE; PART III. DETERRENCE AND DIPLOMACY; PART IV. THE TRAGEDY OF INTERNATIONAL LIFE; Epilogue: Two Speeches; TELEVISED ADDRESS, PRIME MINISTER TONY BLAIR, THURSDAY 20 MARCH 2003; AN ALTERNATIVE ADDRESS; Index
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unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780192535344
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(NhCcYBP)40028719404
Label
Blunder : Britain's war in Iraq, Patrick Porter
Link
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=1922618
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Blunder: Britain's War in Iraq; Copyright; Dedication; Acknowledgements; Preface; LEST WE FORGET; Contents; Introduction; EXPLAINING IRAQ: INTERPRETATIONS SO FAR; CHAPTER SUMMARY; 1: Warpath; PART I. BAGHDAD'S WAR; PART II. WASHINGTON'S WAR: CONFIDENCE AND FEAR; PART III. LONDON: BRITISH CALCULATIONS; The Road to War; PART IV. CARRYING OPINION; CONCLUSION; 2: Breaking States: The Ideological Roots of Regime Change; FROM LIMITED WAR TO REGIME CHANGE; REGIME CHANGE: THE LIBERAL CONSCIENCE, THE REVOLUTIONARY MOMENT; THREAT INFLATION, POWER INFLATION: THE FALSE LOGIC OF ROGUE STATES
  • WOULD WAR WORK?Liberal Managerialism and The 'Phase IV' Fallacy; A LIBERAL WAR AFTER ALL; Part I. Liberalism, Realism, and War; Part II. The Liberal Road to Baghdad; Part III. Beyond Washington; CONCLUSION; 3: Atlantic Ambitions; PART I. BANDWAGONING AND THE BLOOD PRICE; PART II. TAMING THE SUPERPOWER; PART III. NIGHT AND DAY, THE FLAWS OF EXPECTATION; 4: Weighing the Arguments; PART I. BY WHAT STANDARD?; PART II. BALANCE POSITIVE? WEIGHING THE ARGUMENTS; PART III. MORE HARM THAN GOOD: THE CASE(S) AGAINST; Who Lost Iraq? The Abandonment Thesis; PART IV. ALTERNATIVE STRATEGIES
  • PART V. JOHN MCTERNAN'S CASE FOR WARCONCLUSION; 5: Virtue Runs Amok: How Realism Can Help; PART I. IDEALISM, REALISM, AND UNCERTAINTY; PART II. PRUDENT WAR AVOIDANCE; PART III. DETERRENCE AND DIPLOMACY; PART IV. THE TRAGEDY OF INTERNATIONAL LIFE; Epilogue: Two Speeches; TELEVISED ADDRESS, PRIME MINISTER TONY BLAIR, THURSDAY 20 MARCH 2003; AN ALTERNATIVE ADDRESS; Index
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780192535344
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(NhCcYBP)40028719404

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