The Resource With friends like these : Reagan, Bush, and Saddam, 1982-1990, Bruce W. Jentleson

With friends like these : Reagan, Bush, and Saddam, 1982-1990, Bruce W. Jentleson

Label
With friends like these : Reagan, Bush, and Saddam, 1982-1990
Title
With friends like these
Title remainder
Reagan, Bush, and Saddam, 1982-1990
Statement of responsibility
Bruce W. Jentleson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The enemy of my enemy," as the age-old axiom goes, "is my friend." Such was the reasoning behind U.S. strategy when the Reagan administration first tilted towards Iraq during the Iran-Iraq war. This same thinking continued and even deepened during the Bush administration up to the very eve of Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait - when the enemy of my enemy proved that he still could be my enemy, too. This thoughtful and well-documented analysis of U.S.-Iraqi relations confronts such questions as how and why the Reagan-Bush strategy of bringing Saddam into the family of nations failed so profoundly. Why didn't Iraq moderate its behavior? Why didn't the United States increase its influence? Might the whole Gulf War have been avoided? These questions push beyond the revelations of the "Iraq-gate" scandal to get at the most fundamental flaws in the Reagan-Bush strategy. Irrespective of the military success in the Gulf War which followed, there are important lessons to be learned about why the war occurred - foreign policy lessons that must be understood as the United States charts its course in the post-Cold War world. Drawing on scores of declassified documents, revealing interviews, hearings held by the U.S. Congress, and many other sources, Professor Bruce Jentleson provides a richly detailed and insightful account of the politics, processes and consequences of U.S. policy towards Iraq in these crucial years. The miscalculations, misunderstandings, and mismanagements will provoke and fascinate all serious observers of U.S. foreign policy
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jentleson, Bruce W.
Index
index present
LC call number
E183.8.I57
LC item number
J46 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Hussein, Saddam
  • Reagan, Ronald
  • Bush, George
  • Reagan, Ronald
  • Hussein, Saddam
  • Bush, George
  • Hussein, Saddam
  • Reagan, Ronald
  • United States
  • Iraq
  • United States
  • United States
  • Iraq
  • United States
  • USA
  • Irak
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Buitenlandse betrekkingen
  • Außenpolitik
Label
With friends like these : Reagan, Bush, and Saddam, 1982-1990, Bruce W. Jentleson
Link
https://archive.org/details/withfriendsliket00jent
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-291) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Reagan, Saddam, and the Iran-Iraq War, 1982-88 -- 2. Saddam gasses the Kurds : Why no U.S. sanctions? -- 3. Bush's strategy : the making of NDS-26 -- 4. Saddam's strategy : into Kuwait, not the family of nations -- 5. The enemy of my enemy may still be my enemy, too : lessons for foreign policy strategy -- 6. Premises, processes, and politics : lessons for foreign policy making
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
300 pages
Isbn
9780393036657
Lccn
94001610
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29794740
  • (OCoLC)ocm29794740
Label
With friends like these : Reagan, Bush, and Saddam, 1982-1990, Bruce W. Jentleson
Link
https://archive.org/details/withfriendsliket00jent
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-291) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Reagan, Saddam, and the Iran-Iraq War, 1982-88 -- 2. Saddam gasses the Kurds : Why no U.S. sanctions? -- 3. Bush's strategy : the making of NDS-26 -- 4. Saddam's strategy : into Kuwait, not the family of nations -- 5. The enemy of my enemy may still be my enemy, too : lessons for foreign policy strategy -- 6. Premises, processes, and politics : lessons for foreign policy making
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
300 pages
Isbn
9780393036657
Lccn
94001610
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29794740
  • (OCoLC)ocm29794740

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