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Read online Plan of Attack: The Definitive Account of the Decision to Invade Iraq.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Plan of Attack: The Definitive Account of the Decision to Invade Iraq Plan of Attack is a definitive account of how amp why President Geo W Bush his war council amp allies launched a preemptive attack to topple Saddam Hussein amp occupy Iraq Woodward s latest account of Washington decisionmaking provides an original authoritative narrative of behind the scenes maneuvering over two years examining the causes amp consequences of the most controversial war since Vietnam Based on interviews with key participants amp over hours of exclusive interviews with Bush Plan of Attack is part presidential history charting the decisions made during critical months part military history revealing precise details amp the evolution of the Top Secret war planning under the restricted codeword Polo Step part a spy story as the CIA dispatches a covert paramilitary team into northern Iraq months before the start of the war This team recruited Iraqi spies designated with the cryptonym DB ROCKSTARS one of whom turned over the personnel files of all men in Saddam Hussein s personal security organization What emerges are astonishingly intimate portraits Bush in war cabinet meetings in the White House Situation Room amp Oval Office amp in private conversation Dick Cheney the focused amp driven vice president Colin Powell the conflicted amp cautious secretary of state Donald Rumsfeld the controlling war technocrat Geo Tenet the activist CIA director Tommy Franks the profane amp demanding general Condoleezza Rice the ever present referee amp national security adviser Karl Rove the hands on political strategist other key members of the White House staff amp congressional leadership amp foreign leaders ranging from British Prime Minister Blair to Russian President Putin Plan of Attack provides new details on the intelligence assessments of Iraq s alleged weapons of mass destruction amp the planning for the war s aftermath by Bob Woodward, Alice Mayhew

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Plan of Attack: The Definitive Account of the Decision to Invade Iraq
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to end in a perilous stalemate, Insurgents and terrorists retain the resources and capabilities to sustain and even increase current level of violence through the next year This was the secret Pentagon assessment sent to the White House in May The forecast of a more violent in Iraq contradicted the repeated optimistic statements of President Bush including one two days earlier when he said we were at a turning point that history would mark as the time the forces of terror began their long retreat p br i State of Denial i examines how the Bush administration avoided telling the truth about Iraq to the public to Congress and often to themselves Two days after the May report the Pentagon told Congress in a report required by law that the appeal and motivation for continued violent action will begin to wane in early p p br In this detailed inside story of a war torn White House Bob Woodward reveals how White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card with the indirect support of other high officials tried for months to get Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld replaced The president and Vice President Cheney refused At the beginning of Bush s second term Stephen Hadley who replaced Condoleezza Rice as national security adviser gave the administration a D minus on implementing its policies A SECRET report to the new Secretary of State Rice from her counselor stated that nearly two years after the invasion Iraq was a failed state p p br i State of Denial i reveals that at the urging of Vice President Cheney and Rumsfeld the most frequent outside visitor and Iraq adviser to President Bush is former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger who haunted still by the loss in Vietnam emerges as a hidden and potent voice p p br Woodward reveals that the secretary of defense himself believes that the system of coordination among departments and agencies is broken and in a SECRET May memo Rumsfeld stated the current system of government makes competence next to impossible p p br i State of Denial i answers the core questions What happened after the invasion of Iraq Why How does Bush make decisions and manage a war that he chose to define his presidency And is there an achievable plan for victory p p br Bob Woodward s third book on President Bush is a sweeping narrative from the first days George W Bush thought seriously about running for president through the recruitment of his national security team the war in Afghanistan the invasion and occupation of Iraq and the struggle for political survival in the second term p p br After more than three decades of reporting on national security decision making including his two national bestsellers on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq i Bush at War i and i Plan of Attack i Woodward provides the fullest account and explanation of the road Bush Cheney Rumsfeld Rice and the White House staff have walked p, In Washington D C where little stays secret for long the identity of Deep Throat the mysterious source who helped Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein break open the Watergate scandal in remained hidden for years Now Woodward tells the story of his long complex relationship with W Mark Felt the enigmatic former No man in the Federal Bureau of Investigation who helped end the presidency of Richard Nixon first chance encounter with Felt in the Nixon White House to their covert middle of the night meetings in an underground parking garage to the aftermath of Watergate and decades beyond until Felt finally stepped forward at age to unmask himself as Deep Throat admirer of J Edgar Hoover the Bureau s legendary director After Hoover s death Mark Felt found himself in the cross fire of one of Washington s historic contests as Nixon and his men tried to dominate the Bureau and cover up the crimes of the administration This book illuminates the ongoing clash between temporary political power and the permanent bureaucracy of government Woodward explores Felt s conflicts and motives as he became Deep Throat not only secretly confirming Woodward and Bernstein s findings from dozens of other sources but giving a sense of the staggering sweep of Nixon s criminal abuses journalistic history Woodward provides context and detail about The Washington Post s expose of Watergate He examines his later tense relationship with Felt when the FBI man stood charged with authorizing FBI burglaries Not knowing Felt s secret role in the demise of his own presidency Nixon testified at Felt s trial and Ronald Reagan later pardoned him Woodward lays bare his own personal struggles as he tries to define his relationship his obligations and his gratitude to this extraordinary confidential source study of trust deception pressures alliances doubts and a lifetime of secrets Woodward has spent more than three decades asking himself why Mark Felt became Deep Throat Now the world can see what happened and why bringing to a close one of the last chapters of Watergate