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The Resource Confront and conceal : Obama's secret wars and surprising use of American power, David E. Sanger

Confront and conceal : Obama's secret wars and surprising use of American power, David E. Sanger

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Confront and conceal : Obama's secret wars and surprising use of American power
Title
Confront and conceal
Title remainder
Obama's secret wars and surprising use of American power
Statement of responsibility
David E. Sanger
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Inside the White House Situation Room, the newly elected Barack Obama immerses himself in the details of a remarkable new American capability to launch cyberwar against Iran--and escalates covert operations to delay the day when the mullahs could obtain a nuclear weapon. Over the next three years Obama accelerates drone attacks as an alternative to putting troops on the ground in Pakistan, and becomes increasingly reliant on the Special Forces, whose hunting of al-Qaeda illuminates the path out of an unwinnable war in Afghanistan. Confront and Conceal provides readers with a picture of an administration that came to office with the world on fire. It takes them into the Situation Room debate over how to undermine Iran's program while simultaneously trying to prevent Israel from taking military action that could plunge the region into another war. It dissects how the bin Laden raid worsened the dysfunctional relationship with Pakistan. And it traces how Obama's early idealism about fighting "a war of necessity" in Afghanistan quickly turned to fatigue and frustration. One of the most trusted and acclaimed national security correspondents in the country, David Sanger of the New York Times takes readers deep inside the Obama administration's most perilous decisions: The president dispatches an emergency search team to the Gulf when the White House briefly fears the Taliban may have obtained the Bomb, but he rejects a plan in late 2011 to send in Special Forces to recover a stealth drone that went down in Iran. Obama overrules his advisers and takes the riskiest path in killing Osama bin Laden, and ignores their advice when he helps oust Hosni Mubarak from the presidency of Egypt. "The surprise is his aggressiveness," a key ambassador who works closely with Obama reports. Yet the president has also pivoted American foreign policy away from the attritional wars of the past decade, attempting to preserve America's influence with a lighter, defter touch--all while focusing on a new era of diplomacy in Asia and reconfiguring America's role during a time of economic turmoil and austerity. As the world seeks to understand whether there is an Obama Doctrine, Confront and Conceal is a fascinating, unflinching account of these complex years, in which the president and his administration have found themselves struggling to stay ahead in a world where power is diffuse and America's ability to exert control grows ever more elusive
  • Examines Obama's aggressive use of innovative weapons and new tools of American power to manage a rapidly shifting world of global threats and challenges
Cataloging source
DLC
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Sanger, David E
Dewey number
327.73
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E907
LC item number
.S26 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Obama, Barack
  • Obama, Barack
  • Obama, Barack
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Military leadership
  • Military policy
  • Politics and government
  • United States
  • Förenta staterna
  • Förenta staterna
  • International relations
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Confront and conceal : Obama's secret wars and surprising use of American power, David E. Sanger
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 437-463) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Afghanistan and Pakistan: the curse of unfinished business -- Iran: the zone of immunity -- Drones and cyber: the remote-control war -- Arab spring: the revolts, and the rise of the brotherhood -- China and North Korea: the rebalancing
Control code
ocn753624820
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xx, 476 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780307718020
Lccn
2012371924
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780307718020
  • (OCoLC)753624820
Label
Confront and conceal : Obama's secret wars and surprising use of American power, David E. Sanger
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 437-463) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Afghanistan and Pakistan: the curse of unfinished business -- Iran: the zone of immunity -- Drones and cyber: the remote-control war -- Arab spring: the revolts, and the rise of the brotherhood -- China and North Korea: the rebalancing
Control code
ocn753624820
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xx, 476 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780307718020
Lccn
2012371924
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780307718020
  • (OCoLC)753624820

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