Unimpeachably sourced, Cobra II describes how the American rush to Baghdad provided the opportunity for the virulent insurgency that followed. The brutal aftermath in Iraq was not inevitable and was a surprise to the generals on both sides; Cobra II provides the first authoritative account as to why. It is a book of enduring importance and incisive analysis, a comprehensive account of the most reported yet least understood war in American history.
"Informative military account of the War in Iraq"
Traditional Eastern wisdom and real-life business experience come together in this brief and practical guide, which offers a step-by-step plan that will help readers adopt a more successful way of working and living. Karmic Management is a little book with a revolutionary message. It turns traditional business mentality on its head by stating simply that helping others become successful - suppliers, customers, even competitors - is the real key to success in life as well as in business.
Informed by unparalleled access to still-secret documents, interviews with top field commanders, and a review of the military's own internal after-action reports, Cobra II is the definitive chronicle of America's invasion and occupation of Iraq, a conflict that could not be lost but one that the United States failed to win decisively. From the Pentagon to the White House to the American command centers in the field, the book reveals the inside story of how the war was actually planned and fought.
"An Excellent History of the Second Iraq War"
The Endgame is Michael R. Gordon and General Bernard E. Trainor's most ambitious and news-breaking book to date. A peerless work of investigative journalism and historical recreation ranging from 2003 to 2012, it gives us the first comprehensive, inside account of arguably the most widely reported yet least understood war in American history - from the occupation of Iraq to the withdrawal of American troops.
"Interesting Perspective, but One-Sided"
In Hope Is not a Method, Sullivan and co-author Colonel Michael Harper tell us how they kept the army well-trained and equipped for traditional functions while preparing it for a wide range of new and complicated missions, all in the midst of a dramatic reduction in both human and financial resources. Their approach is based on continuity and change: maintaining their focus on the army's historic vision and values while introducing new problem-solving techniques and training methods.
Fight Back is a timely, comprehensive guide on corporate and institutional security as well as personal defense. It relates Liddy's strategies for dealing with a variety of attacks and threats, including criminals, terrorism, and even weapons of mass destruction. It includes a terrorism response handbook with important information on dealing with chemical, biological, and nuclear attacks, with clear-cut directions detailing what you should do to survive.
"On Front Line with Kurds, Headed into the Teeth of ISIS" is from the October 20, 2016 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael R. Gordon and narrated by Kristi Burns.
"Russia Is Moving Ahead with Missile Program That Violates Treaty, U.S. Officials Say" is from the October 19, 2016 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael R. Gordon and narrated by Corey M. Snow.
Iraqi officials were taken aback by the directive, which they learned about through the U.S. news media because they had not been consulted first.
"Trump’s Immigration Order May Alienate Iraqis, Crucial Allies Against ISIS" is from the January 29, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael R. Gordon and Eric Schmitt and narrated by Caroline Miller.
Russia has secretly deployed a new cruise missile that U.S. officials say violates a landmark arms control treaty, posing a major test for President Donald Trump as his administration is facing a crisis over its ties to Moscow.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Saturday described Iran as the world’s greatest sponsor of terrorism, but he emphasized that there was no pressing need for the United States to beef up its military presence in the Persian Gulf region.
"More Forces Not Needed in Gulf, Defense Chief Says" is from the February 04, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael R. Gordon and Motoko Rich and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis assured Japan’s prime minister Friday that the United States would stand by its mutual defense treaty with the country, despite statements by President Donald Trump during last year’s campaign that suggested he might pull back from U.S. security commitments in Asia.
"Mattis Says U.S. Is ‘Shoulder to Shoulder’ With Japan" is from the February 03, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael R. Gordon and Motoko Rich and narrated by Mike DelGaudio.
Russia and Turkey carried out their first joint airstrikes against Islamic State positions in Syria on Wednesday, further expanding their budding military cooperation, the Russian military said.
"Russians and Turks Conduct Joint Strikes on ISIS in Syria" is from the January 18, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael R. Gordon and Eric Schmitt and narrated by Kristi Burns.
In a vivid illustration of the tensions between the United States and Iran, a U.S. Navy warship fired warning shots at Iranian boats that were racing toward it near the Strait of Hormuz, Defense Department officials said Monday.
"U.S. Destroyer Fires Warning Shots at Iranian Boats" is from the January 09, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael R. Gordon and narrated by Fleet Cooper.
The commander of the U.S.-led international military force in Afghanistan told Congress on Thursday that he needed a few thousand additional troops to more effectively train and advise Afghan soldiers.
"U.S. General Seeks ‘a Few Thousand’ More Troops in Afghanistan" is from the February 09, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael R. Gordon and narrated by Fleet Cooper.
President-elect Donald Trump, who has pledged to reset relations with Russia, may have been tossed a lifeline Friday by President Vladimir Putin. The Russian leader, skilled at keeping several steps ahead of his adversaries, announced that he would not retaliate in kind against the Obama administration for imposing new sanctions and expelling Russian diplomats from the United States.
"Trump gets a Russia Opening, but the Path is Risky" is from the December 31, 2016 World section of The New York Times. It was written by David E. Sanger, Eric Schmitt and Michael R. Gordon and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.
In his first mission to reassure an important U.S. ally, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in South Korea on Thursday and said he would talk to the country’s leaders about the deployment of a new defense system designed to intercept North Korean missiles.
Russian military officials have vociferously denied that their airstrikes have killed civilians in Syria, going so far as to say that eyewitness accounts that a major hospital was bombed last year in the brutal fight to retake Aleppo were mere fabrications.
"Report Rebuts Russia’s Claims of Restraint in Bombing of Aleppo" is from the February 12, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael R. Gordon and narrated by Kristi Burns.
Russia has secretly deployed a new cruise missile despite complaints from U.S. officials that it violates a landmark arms control treaty that helped seal the end of the Cold War, administration officials say.
"Russian Cruise Missile, Deployed Secretly, Violates Treaty, Officials Say" is from the February 14, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael R. Gordon and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.
"In South Korea, U.S. Defense Secretary Tries to Reassure an Ally" is from the February 02, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael R. Gordon And Choe Sang-Hun and narrated by Fleet Cooper.