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andlt;Bandgt;WHAT SHOULD WE DO ABOUT IRAQ?andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Scott Ritter spent seven years in Iraq as an arms inspector for the United Nations. His 1998 resignation as the U.N.'s chief weapons inspector there made front-page headlines around the world. In andlt;Iandgt;Endgame,andlt;/Iandgt; Ritter draws on his experiences to take us inside Saddam Hussein's Iraq and to explain where U.S. policy in Iraq went wrong. andlt;BRandgt; Ritter describes in detail the ways that Saddam tried to foil inspectors by concealing his weapons programs. He brings readers with him inside some of Iraq's most carefully guarded sites and shows us dramatic face-offs between U.N. inspectors and hostile Iraqi guards and officials. But Ritter criticizes the U.S. for squandering an international consensus on Iraq and trying to use the inspections process for uniquely American goals. He argues strongly against the proposed American military strike against Iraq, suggesting instead a bold and innovative solution to the long-standing crisis.

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Scott Ritter became a cause celebre after he resigned in protest over UN and US policy relating to the arms inspection process in Iraq. In this analysis, he exposes the duplicity of UN and US government officials as they appeased Saddam Hussein, and reveals a bold new approach to ending the crisis.

Synopsis:

As the United States heads toward confrontation with Iraq, former U.N. Chief Weapons Inspector Scott Ritter updates his book about his experiences in Iraq to explain why he believes Saddam Hussein does not pose a threat to the U.S. and why we should not invade Iraq.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [241-242) and index.

About the Author

andlt;Bandgt;Scott Ritterandlt;/Bandgt; was commissioned in the Marine Corps in 1984 and served for eight years as an intelligence officer, reaching the rank of major. He was an arms control inspector in the Soviet Union and served on the staff of Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf before joining Unscom, the U.N. weapons inspection program in Iraq.

Table of Contents

Contents

AUTHOR'S NOTE

PROLOGUE: UNSCOM 255

1 A Journey of Discovery

2 The Road to Auja

3 "He Who Confronts"

4 School for Weapons of Mass Destruction

5 "Dr. Germ" and "The Chemist" — A Family Business

6 The Two-Day War

7 Burying Treasure

8 The Year of the Gun

9 Fortress Saddam and the Concealment Mechanism

10 The Ghost in the Machine

11 The Lean, Mean Politics of Sanctions

12 What's in the Briefcase: The Anatomy of an Inspection

13 Black-Umbrella Days

14 The End of UNSCOM As We Know It

15 Trumping Saddam

APPENDIX: Iraq's Arsenal of Weapons of Mass Destruction

NOTE ON SOURCES

INDEX

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743247726
Author:
Ritter, Scott
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
General
Subject:
International
Subject:
Middle East - General
Subject:
Arms Control
Subject:
Iraq
Subject:
Weapons of mass destruction
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - International Secur
Subject:
Politics-United States Foreign Policy
Subject:
General Social Science
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
107-595
Publication Date:
20021131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4 maps, 2 charts
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 8.33 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Scott Ritter became a cause celebre after he resigned in protest over UN and US policy relating to the arms inspection process in Iraq. In this analysis, he exposes the duplicity of UN and US government officials as they appeased Saddam Hussein, and reveals a bold new approach to ending the crisis.
"Synopsis" by , As the United States heads toward confrontation with Iraq, former U.N. Chief Weapons Inspector Scott Ritter updates his book about his experiences in Iraq to explain why he believes Saddam Hussein does not pose a threat to the U.S. and why we should not invade Iraq.
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. [241-242) and index.
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