By Frédéric Bozo

ISBN-10: 0231704445

ISBN-13: 9780231704441

In March 2003, the USA and nice Britain invaded Iraq to place an finish to the regime of Saddam Hussein. The warfare was once introduced and not using a United countries mandate and used to be according to the faulty declare that Iraq had retained guns of mass destruction. France, less than President Jacques Chirac and international Minister Dominique de Villepin, spectacularly adversarial the us and British invasion, top an international coalition opposed to the conflict that still integrated Germany and Russia. The diplomatic drawback best as much as the warfare shook either French and American perceptions of one another and published cracks within the transatlantic dating that have been development because the finish of the chilly War.

Based on particular French archival assets and diverse interviews with former officers in either France and the USA, A background of the Iraq Crisis retraces the overseas trade that culminated within the 2003 Iraq clash. It indicates how and why the Iraq quandary ended in a war of words among longtime allies extraordinary because the time of Charles de Gaulle, and it exposes the deep and ongoing divisions inside of Europe, the Atlantic alliance, and the overseas neighborhood as a complete. The Franco-American narrative deals a different prism in which the yankee street to conflict could be larger understood.

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