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By Chas W. Freeman,William B. Quandt

Ambassador Chas W. Freeman Jr. is one in every of America's such a lot impressive, experienced—and witty—diplomats. America's Misadventures starts along with his formerly unpublished mirrored image on Pres. George H. W. Bush's dealing with of the Iraq-Kuwait quandary of 1990-91. (He was once U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia on the time.) within the considerate essays that stick to, Freeman displays at the origins of Washington's many intelligence mess ups within the heart East, "the American approach of war", and Washington's failure in contemporary a long time to plot for a solid political end-state for the wars it has so cavalierly introduced. As Prof. William B. Quandt notes in his Foreword: there's a lot to profit approximately “old-style” international relations the following, and masses to remorse that Freeman’s perspectives look so “radical” from the point of view of today’s hugely politicized discourse approximately this significant region.

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