There are few today who can claim that the US occupation of Iraq has been a success, for either side. A War Too Far takes this on by looking back on the many unanswered questions about the invasion itself. What was the real reason for the Iraq War? Did George Bush ever have a strategy to confront al-Qaida in one arena? How does the invasion alter Iraq's relationship with Iran? And what does this mean for the future?
Examining the delicate balance of power in Iraq, this book explores the options for a US exit strategy, and how the invasion affects America's relationship with Iran.
Paul Rogers explores:
* The neo-conservative vision of a US-dominated Middle East
* The oil link - Iraq's significance in energy geopolitics
* Links with Israel - the development of close military co-operation between the US and Israeli military
* The growing possibility of a war on Iran and its potential repercussions
Paul Rogers is Professor of Peace Studies at Bradford University where he teaches courses on international security and political violence. He lectures at universities and defence colleges in several countries and his publications include 26 books. He regularly appears on radio and television.
Introduction 1. War 2. Aftermath 3. The insurgency takes root 4. Overstretch 5. The Israel factor 6. Oil and the war 7. Fallujah 8. Next: Iran? 9. Endless war Afterword Index