Cobra II: The Inside Story of the Invasion and Occupation of Iraq (Audio)
Publish date: March 14th 2006
Publisher: Random House Audio
Edition language: English
, American History
, Military History
starts a little slow with pages filled with acronyms and then becomes flowing military history with true 'Bradley Fighting Vehicle's eye view' of the combat onslaught of US forces into Iraq. contains both air and land military activities and information about the political situation surrounding the ...
This is an excellent account of the military invasion of Iraq. The use of primary and secondary resources is superb and the logic is sound. Strategists and those interested in less polemic and didactic rantings will appreciate the attention to and clear recountings of the events preceding and during...
Some interesting tidbits so far:1. Both Saddam and the United States failed on intelligence. Saddam was not worried about the U.S., but he was terrified of a Shiite rebellion in the south, similar to the one he put down so brutally after the first Gulf War.2. Saddam wanted to show the world that he ...
If you're looking for a narrative of the second US-Iraq War then this is the book for you (told, of course, entirely from the American point of view but then we haven't left much of a publishing industry in Iraq, have we).If you're looking for an analysis of consequences, you're not going to find it...
Cobra II is a major work. It is in this that it is made eminently clear that it is Rummy who was in charge of troop numbers. He pressured the generals, particularly Franks, to reduce the numbers over and over and over again until the General(s), knowing what was good for him/them, acceded. The war i...