Iraq War: The Essential Reference Guide, 1st Edition

  • Brian L. Steed
  • ISBN-10: 1440858314
  • ISBN-13: 9781440858314
  • DDC: 956.7044
  • 384 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Available October 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019
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This book provides everything the reader needs to know about the Iraq War, from the Bush administration's decision to invade Iraq, through the U.S. troop surge in 2007, to the rise of the Islamic State. It offers insight into the war through the events, organizations, and people who have had a major impact on the conflict. It also explains the inadvertent consequences of the conflict including worsening regional sectarian divisions, the Arab Spring, the increase in Iranian influence in the Middle East, and the expansion of international terrorism. It begins with a sweeping overview of the Iraq War that provides context for the reference entries that follow and includes detailed essays on causes and consequences of the war. Includes 120+ reference entries on such topics as Saddam Hussein, the battles of Fallujah, and private military contractors such as Blackwater and Halliburton, and includes curated and contextualized primary source documents, plus a chronology and bibliography.