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Phantom Noise

by Brian Turner

A soldier struggles to reintegrate, exploring the foundations of the psyche and how history instructs identity.


Secret History of the Iraq War

by Yossef Bodansky

In the months leading up to March 2003, fresh from its swift and heady victory in Afghanistan, the Bush administration mobilized the United States armed forces to overthrow the government of Iraq. Eight months...


Shane Comes Home

by Rinker Buck

On March 21, 2003, while leading a rifle platoon into combat, Marine Lieutenant Shane Childers became the first combat fatality of the Iraq War. In this gripping, beautifully written personal history, award-winning...


The Stick Soldiers

by Hugh Martin & Cornelius Eady

Iraq war veteran's Poulin Prize–winning debut poetry collection explores war, masculinity, and return to civilian life. Introduction by Cornelius Eady.


The Trident

by Jason Redman & John Bruning

Decorated US Navy SEAL lieutenant Jason Redman served his country courageously and with distinction in Colombia, Peru, Afghanistan, and Iraq, where he commanded mobility and assault forces. He conducted over...


Saddam Hussein

by 50MINUTES.Com

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Saddam Hussein in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the rise and fall of Saddam Hussein....


Pipe Dreams

by Erin Banco

"A fascinating and revealing dive into the murky world of oil contracts that shape power and politics in Iraq." -- Loveday Morris, The Washington Post Jerusalem bureau chief

Iraq sits on top of more than 140...


From Desolation to Reconstruction

by Mokhtar Lamani & Bessma Momani

Iraq’s streets are unsafe, its people tormented, and its identity as a state challenged from within and without. For some, Iraq is synonymous with internal hatred, bloodshed, and sectarianism. The contributors...


Echo in Ramadi

by Scott A. Huesing & Major General James Livingston

"In war, destruction is everywhere. It eats everything around you. Sometimes it eats at you." —Major Scott Huesing, Echo Company Commander

For ten brutal months, from the winter of 2006 through the spring of...


The Statebuilder's Dilemma

by David A. Lake

The central task of all statebuilding is to create a state that is regarded as legitimate by the people over whom it exercises authority. This is a necessary condition for stable, effective governance. States...


Deceit on the Road to War

by John M. Schuessler

In Deceit on the Road to War, John M. Schuessler examines how U.S. presidents have deceived the American public about fundamental decisions of war and peace. Deception has been deliberate, he suggests, as presidents...


Reassuring the Reluctant Warriors

by Stefano Recchia

Why did American leaders work hard to secure multilateral approval from the United Nations or NATO for military interventions in Haiti, Bosnia, and Kosovo, while making only limited efforts to gain such approval...


Corporate Warriors

by P. W. Singer

Some have claimed that "War is too important to be left to the generals," but P. W. Singer asks "What about the business executives?" Breaking out of the guns-for-hire mold of traditional mercenaries, corporations...


Fixing the Facts

by Joshua Rovner

What is the role of intelligence agencies in strategy and policy? How do policymakers use (or misuse) intelligence estimates? When do intelligence-policy relations work best? How do intelligence-policy failures...


Welcome to the Suck

by Stacey Peebles

Our collective memories of World War II and Vietnam have been shaped as much by memoirs, novels, and films as they have been by history books. In Welcome to the Suck, Stacey Peebles examines the growing body...


Fields of Combat

by Erin P. Finley

For many of the 1.6 million U.S. service members who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001, the trip home is only the beginning of a longer journey. Many undergo an awkward period of readjustment to...


Task Force Patriot and the End of Combat Operations in Iraq

by Pat Proctor

Iraq in 2009 was a strange netherworld, not quite war but not yet peace. The country teetered on the threshold of great change with the impending national elections and the promised withdrawal of all US combat...


Chilcot Report

by Chilcot Sir John

Ordered in 2009 by the then Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, the Chilcot Report is the official verdict on Britain's conduct before, during and after the Iraq war in 2003.

Named after its chairman Sir John Chilcot,...


Moving A Nation to Care

by Ilona Meagher & Robert Roerich

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in our returning combat troops is one of the most catastrophic issues confronting our nation. Yet, despite the fact that nearly 20 percent of the over half million troops...


From Storm to Freedom

by John R. Ballard

Covering both Operation Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom as two campaigns within a single, if discontinuous, conflict, this book analyzes the strategic interaction between Iraq and the United States...