No End in Sight

No End in Sight : Iraq's Descent into Chaos

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The first book of its kind to chronicle the reasons behind Iraq's descent into guerrilla war, warlord rule, criminality and anarchy, "No End in Sight" is a shocking story of wholesale incompetence, recklessness and venality.Based on the award-winning documentary "No End in Sight", this book provides a candid and alarming retelling of the events following the fall of Baghdad in 2003. It features verbatim interviews with high ranking officials including former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage, Ambassador Barbara Bodine (in charge of Baghdad during the Spring of 2003), Lawrence Wilkerson, former Chief of Staff to Colin Powell, and General Jay Garner (in charge of the occupation of Iraq through May 2003) as well as Iraqi civilians, American soldiers, and prominent analysts. Together, these voices reveal the principal errors of U.S. policy that largely created the insurgency and chaos that engulf Iraq today."No End in Sight" marks the first time outsiders will be allowed inside the White House, Pentagon, and Baghdad's Green Zone to understand for themselves what has become the disintegration of Iraq.
How did a group of men with little or no military experience, knowledge of the Arab world or personal experience in Iraq come to make such flagrantly debilitating decisions? "No End in Sight" dissects the people, issues and facts behind the Bush Administration's decisions and their consequences on the ground to provide a powerful look into how arrogance and ignorance turned a military victory into a seemingly endless and deepening nightmare of a war."No End in Sight" is the best-reviewed documentary of the year in the USA. It has been called essential and riveting viewing by major influential critics, has won several film festival prizes, and is a possible Oscar nominee.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 672 pages
  • 156 x 230 x 44mm | 961.61g
  • PublicAffairs,U.S.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, 1 map
  • 158648608X
  • 9781586486082
  • 2,598,129

About Charles Ferguson

Charles Ferguson is director and producer of "No End in Sight: The American Occupation of Iraq," which is his first film. A political scientist and strategic consultant, Ferguson co-founded one of the earliest Internet software companies, Vermeer Technologies, which he eventually sold to Microsoft. Ferguson is a visiting scholar of political science at MIT and UC Berkeley, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a director of the French-American Foundation. He is the author of three books on information technology.
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