Category Archives: Iraq War

Book Write-Up: No Place to Hide

W. Lee Warren.  No Place to Hide: A Brain Surgeon’s Long Journey Home from the Iraq War.  Zondervan, 2014. W. Lee Warren was an American medic in Iraq during the Iraq War.  He treated Americans and Iraqis, including Iraqi insurgents.  … Continue reading

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Nixon in Winter 7

My latest reading of Monica Crowley’s Nixon in Winter was about Nixon’s discussions regarding the Gulf War in the 1990’s.  I have two items. 1.  Why did Iraq invade Kuwait?  I appreciated Monica’s background information on page 218: “The foundation … Continue reading

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Ambrose’s Nixon: The Triumph of a Politician 11

My blog post today on Stephen Ambrose’s Nixon: The Triumph of a Politician, 1962-1972 will focus on Vietnamization.  Vietnamization was a strategy that President Richard Nixon pursued in the Vietnam War.  Its goal was for the South Vietnamese to take … Continue reading

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Ambrose’s Nixon: The Triumph of a Politician 4

I have five items for my blog post today on Stephen Ambrose’s Nixon: The Triumph of a Politician, 1962-1972.  We’re in July-December 1967. 1.  Richard Nixon liked to say “let me make it perfectly clear”, and variations of that phrase.  … Continue reading

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Beyond Peace 3

In a blog post that I wrote on Monica Crowley’s Nixon Off the Record, I speculated about what Richard Nixon would have thought about President Bill Clinton’s policies in Somalia, Bosnia, and Serbia.  In a post that I wrote on … Continue reading

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Seize the Moment 1

I started Richard Nixon’s 1992 book, Seize the Moment: America’s Challenge in a One-Superpower World.  In today’s post, I’ll just comment on four passages that stood out to me.  Tomorrow, I’ll write about Richard Nixon’s views regarding post-Soviet Russia. 1.  … Continue reading

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Take It Back 5: The War on Terror

I was a little disappointed in the chapter on “National Security” in James Carville and Paul Begala’s Take It Back: Our Party, Our Country, Our Future (copyright 2006).  The chapter had strengths: its argument (based on the concerns and actions … Continue reading

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Take It Back 4: The Iraq War

My latest reading of Take It Back: Our Party, Our Country, Our Future, by James Carville and Paul Begala, was about national security.  Essentially, Carville and Begala criticized how George W. Bush’s handled 9/11—-both the events leading up to it … Continue reading

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Newt Gingrich’s Real Change 8

I finished Newt Gingrich’s Real Change.  In my latest reading, Newt talked about what we should have done after September 11, 2001.  Essentially, he said that we should have educated the public about Islamic extremism, which would have convinced even … Continue reading

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Newt Gingrich’s Real Change 4

In Newt Gingrich’s Real Change, I read Chapter 9: “An Example of Real Change and a Failure to Change: Giuliani’s New York City versus Iraq as Contrasts in Change Leadership”. 1.  Regarding Rudy Giuliani, Newt essentially argues that Mayor Giuliani … Continue reading

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