Explaining The Iraq War : Counterfactual Theory, Logic and Evidence.

Explaining The Iraq War provides an original critique of conventional explanations of the Iraq War.

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Main Author: Harvey, Frank P.
Format: eBook
Published: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
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505 0 |a Cover; EXPLAINING THE IRAQ WAR; Title; Copyright; Dedication; CONTENTS; FIGURES; TABLES; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; Introduction; Logical implications of neoconism; 1 Comparative counterfactual analysis and the 2003 Iraq war; The value of counterfactual historical analysis; Comparative counterfactual analysis (CCA); Benefits of comparing competing counterfactual histories; Replying to critics of counterfactual reasoning; Conclusions and objectives moving forward; 2 Leadership, political context(s) and the Iraq war; Two common errors committed by proponents of neoconism. 
505 8 |a One versus two dominant perspectives on the Iraqi threat and appropriate responsesDecision-making context(s): one versus multiple decisions leading to war; Gore's right-of-center leadership and hawkish foreign policy legacy; Gore's support for unilateralism ('if necessary') and endorsement of 'axis of evil'; Additional category 'C' evidence supporting Gore-war; Iraq versus other foreign policy priorities; Evaluating alternative approaches to the Iraq impasse; Gore's position on Iraq's WMD; Assessing the causal impact of 'relevant' differences; Counterfactually relevant speeches and statements. 
505 8 |a Gore's speeches to the Commonwealth Club and Council on Foreign Relations (2002)Commonwealth Club (CC), San Francisco, September 2002; Conclusions; 3 Democratic national security advisers; Leon Fuerth -- leading candidate for national security adviser; Richard Holbrooke -- leading candidate for secretary of state; Academic advisers; Graham Allison -- nuclear threat; Bruce Jentelson -- "tough love multilateralism"; Policy advisers -- Ashton Carter and William Perry; Conclusions; 4 Domestic and congressional politics; Democratic support for authorization. 
505 8 |a Sandy Berger -- Clinton's national security adviser (1998)Republican support for assertive multilateralism; James Baker -- former secretary of state (George H.W. Bush administration); Brent Scowcroft: former national security adviser for President George H.W. Bush; Democrats and Republicans in sync on Iraq; The Levin amendment; Comparing Operation Desert Fox (1998) to Operation Iraqi Freedom (2002); Democratic endorsement of other controversial 'Republican' security policies; The Patriot Act; Enhanced interrogations; Conclusions: Gore-war versus Gore-peace revisited. 
505 8 |a 5 American intelligence failures and miscalculationsThreat manipulation, distortions and exaggerations; Structural/institutional explanations for intelligence failures -- not leadership; The absence of politically motivated intelligence failures?; Sixteen words that didn't start a war?; Cyclical nature of intelligence failures; Dueling National Intelligence Estimates; Summary: comparative plausibility as a determinant of WMD consensus; "Failure of imagination," take II; Plausibility, consensus and common decision pathologies. 
500 |a Comparative plausibility: interpreting communications between Iraqi officials. 
520 |a Explaining The Iraq War provides an original critique of conventional explanations of the Iraq War. 
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504 |a Includes bibliographical references and index. 
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