By Michael R. Gordon
Written by means of the manager army correspondent of the New York instances and a admired retired Marine basic, this is often the definitive account of the invasion of Iraq.
A attractive paintings of investigative journalism, Cobra II describes in riveting aspect how the yank rush to Baghdad supplied the chance for the virulent insurgency that undefined. As Gordon and Trainor convey, the brutal aftermath was once no longer inevitable and used to be a shock to the generals on either side. according to entry to unseen records and specific interviews with the lads and ladies on the middle of the warfare, Cobra II presents firsthand bills of the battling at the floor and the high-level making plans backstage. Now with a brand new afterword that addresses what transpired after the fateful occasions of the summer season of 2003, it is a peerless new version and research of the critical occasion of our times.
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Extra info for Cobra II: The Inside Story of the Invasion and Occupation of Iraq
Small and fast. I agree. Simultaneous air and ground. "15 On the way out, Franks handed Macgregor a coin commemorating CENTCOM, a common military token. Hayes said Franks would call if he wanted more help, which he never did. Macgregor concluded that Franks had simply given him a polite reception in order to mollify Rumsfeld and had no intention of implementing his advice. After returning to Washington, Macgregor wrote a memo detailing the meeting. Gingrich sent copies to eleven key participants, including Cheney's office.
General Binford Peay, the commander of the 101st Airborne during the Gulf War, had been appointed to run CENTCOM in 1994. He had been particularly concerned about a "Basra breakout," the possibility that Saddam would mass five divisions in the southern part of Iraq and rush them into Kuwait before the Americans could respond. 4 Anthony Zinni, a blunt-spoken barrel-chested Marine, followed Peay and updated his plan. It was the Desert Fox bombing campaign, however, that led Zinni to do some rethinking on Iraq, including what it would take to secure the country if Saddam's regime collapsed.
But he would plant ideas, send concepts and papers his way, and ask questions to shape the plan. There is a saying in Washington that you can get a lot done if you do not want credit for it. Rumsfeld took the notion a step further. It was better that he not receive credit. Rumsfeld understood that there was political value in being able to stand at the Pentagon podium and say that the Bush administration was implementing the military's plan. In the case of Afghanistan, the Pentagon had to throw together a strategy on the fly.
Cobra II: The Inside Story of the Invasion and Occupation of Iraq by Michael R. Gordon