A history of the Iraq crisis: France, the United States, and Iraq, 1991-2003

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Woodrow Wilson Center Press ;
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[2016]
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In March 2003, the United States and Great Britain invaded Iraq to put an end to the regime of Saddam Hussein. The war was launched without a United Nations mandate and was based on the erroneous claim that Iraq had retained weapons of mass destruction. France, under President Jacques Chirac and Foreign Minister Dominique de Villepin, spectacularly opposed the United States and British invasion, leading a global coalition against the war that also included Germany and Russia. The diplomatic crisis leading up to the war shook both French and American perceptions of each other and revealed cracks in the transatlantic relationship that had been building since the end of the Cold War.Based on exclusive French archival sources and numerous interviews with former officials in both France and the United States, A History of the Iraq Crisis retraces the international exchange that culminated in the 2003 Iraq conflict. It shows how and why the Iraq crisis led to a confrontation between two longtime allies unprecedented since the time of Charles de Gaulle, and it exposes the deep and ongoing divisions within Europe, the Atlantic alliance, and the international community as a whole. The Franco-American narrative offers a unique prism through which the American road to war can be better understood.
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subject_facet France -- Military relations -- United States, France -- Relations -- United States, Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Diplomatic history, Persian Gulf War, 1991 -- Diplomatic history, United States -- Military relations -- France, United States -- Relations -- France
table_of_contents From one war to another: 1991-2001 -- Bush 43 and September 11: January-December 2001 -- The axis of evil: January-September 2002 -- The negotiations: September-December 2002 -- The rupture: January 2003 -- The confrontation: February 2003 -- The war: spring-summer 2003 -- Epilogue: reconciliation, 2003-2007.
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title A history of the Iraq crisis : France, the United States, and Iraq, 1991-2003
title_alt Histoire secrète de la crise irakienne.
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