Iraq in Wartime

Soldiering, Martyrdom, and Remembrance
Author: Dina Rizk Khoury
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521884616
Category: History
Page: 281
View: 7798
"When US-led forces invaded Iraq in 2003, they occupied a country that had been at war for 23 years. Yet in their attempts to understand Iraqi society and history, few policy makers, analysts and journalists took into account the profound impact that Iraq's long engagement with war had on the Iraqis' everyday engagement with politics, the business of managing their daily lives, and their cultural imagination. Drawing on government documents and interviews, Dina Rizk Khoury traces the political, social and cultural processes of the normalization of war in Iraq during the last twenty-three years of Ba'thist rule. Khoury argues that war was a form of everyday bureaucratic governance and examines the Iraqi government's policies of creating consent, managing resistance and religious diversity, and shaping public culture. Coming on the tenth anniversary of the US-led invasion of Iraq, this book tells a multilayered story of a society in which war has become the norm"--

Child survival in wartime

a case study from Iraq, 1983-1989
Author: Juliette Sayegh
Publisher: N.A
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 60
View: 1800

Listening to War

Sound, Music, Trauma, and Survival in Wartime Iraq
Author: J. Martin Daughtry
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199361517
Category: Music
Page: 320
View: 9569
To witness war is, in large part, to hear it. And to survive it is, among other things, to have listened to it--and to have listened through it. Listening to War: Sound, Music, Trauma, and Survival in Wartime Iraq is a groundbreaking study of the centrality of listening to the experience of modern warfare. Based on years of ethnographic interviews with U.S. military service members and Iraqi civilians, as well as on direct observations of wartime Iraq, author J. Martin Daughtry reveals how these populations learned to extract valuable information from the ambient soundscape while struggling with the deleterious effects that it produced in their ears, throughout their bodies, and in their psyches. Daughtry examines the dual-edged nature of sound--its potency as a source of information and a source of trauma--within a sophisticated conceptual frame that highlights the affective power of sound and the vulnerability and agency of individual auditors. By theorizing violence through the prism of sound and sound through the prism of violence, Daughtry provides a productive new vantage point for examining these strangely conjoined phenomena. Two chapters dedicated to wartime music in Iraqi and U.S. military contexts show how music was both an important instrument of the military campaign and the victim of a multitude of violent acts throughout the war. A landmark work within the study of conflict, sound studies, and ethnomusicology, Listening to War will expand your understanding of the experience of armed violence, and the experience of sound more generally. At the same time, it provides a discrete window into the lives of individual Iraqis and Americans struggling to orient themselves within the fog of war.

Reporting War

Journalism in Wartime
Author: Stuart Allan,Barbie Zelizer
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415339979
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 374
View: 789
Reporting War explores the social responsibilities of the journalist during times of military conflict. News media treatments of international crises, especially the one underway in Iraq, are increasingly becoming the subject of public controversy, and discussion is urgently needed. Each of this book's contributors challenges familiar assumptions about war reporting from a distinctive perspective. An array of pressing issues associated with conflicts over recent years are identified and critiqued, always with an eye to what they can tell us about improving journalism today. Special attention is devoted to recent changes in journalistic forms and practices, and the ways in which they are shaping the visual culture of war, and issues discussed, amongst many, include: the influence of censorship and propaganda 'us' and 'them' news narratives access to sources '24/7 rolling news' and the 'CNN effect' military jargon (such as 'friendly fire' and 'collateral damage') 'embedded' and 'unilateral' reporters tensions between objectivity and patriotism. The book raises important questions about the very future of journalism during wartime, questions which demand public dialogue and debate, and is essential reading for students taking courses in news and news journalism, as well as for researchers, teachers and practitioners in the field.

Thura's Diary

My Life in Wartime Iraq
Author: Thura Al-Windawi,Robin Bray
Publisher: Viking Childrens Books
ISBN: 9780670058860
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 131
View: 4412
Nineteen-year-old Thura al-Windawi traces the days leading up to the bombings in Iraq, the war, and the chaos that followed, describing her life and the reality of war for Iraqi families.

Two Birthdays in Baghdad

Finding the Heart of Iraq
Author: Anna Prouse,Elizabeth Griffith
Publisher: Howells House
ISBN: 0929590201
Category: Political Science
Page: 236
View: 9847
Anna Prouse, an Italian journalist, emergency medical responder, and born adventurer, arrived in Baghdad in June, 2003, just before her 33rd birthday, to work as a nurse at the Italian Red Cross Field Hospital. Fourteen months and another birthday later, she returned to Italy having seen an Iraq not reflected in the mainstream media. Violence and death were an ever-present worry: bullets, bombs, and rockets killed several of her friends. But what she writes about is the extraordinary human story of the Iraqi people, struggling with shortages and danger, but clinging to their brand-new aspirations for the future. Later in her stay, she worked in public affairs for the Coalition Provisional Authority, from which vantage point she portrays the foreign community inside The Green Zone as truly dedicated to the task of rebuilding a devastated country.

Encyclopedia of Media and Propaganda in Wartime America

Author: Martin J. Manning,Clarence R. Wyatt
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598842277
Category: History
Page: 893
View: 3450
Presents reference entries on the impact of propaganda on American war efforts, from the American Revolution up to the present day conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Women's Movement in Wartime

International Perspectives, 1914-19
Author: A. Fell,I. Sharp
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230210791
Category: History
Page: 272
View: 6191
This comparative, interdisciplinary book explores the responses of the women's movement to World War I in all of the major belligerent nations. The contributors cover key topics including women's relationship with the state, women's war service, mothers in wartime, suffrage, peace and the aftermath of war, and women's guilt and responsibility.

In Time of War

Understanding American Public Opinion from World War II to Iraq
Author: Adam J. Berinsky
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226043460
Category: Political Science
Page: 360
View: 1862
From World War II to the war in Iraq, periods of international conflict seem like unique moments in U.S. political history—but when it comes to public opinion, they are not. To make this groundbreaking revelation, In Time of War explodes conventional wisdom about American reactions to World War II, as well as the more recent conflicts in Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq. Adam Berinsky argues that public response to these crises has been shaped less by their defining characteristics—such as what they cost in lives and resources—than by the same political interests and group affiliations that influence our ideas about domestic issues. With the help of World War II–era survey data that had gone virtually untouched for the past sixty years, Berinsky begins by disproving the myth of “the good war” that Americans all fell in line to support after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. The attack, he reveals, did not significantly alter public opinion but merely punctuated interventionist sentiment that had already risen in response to the ways that political leaders at home had framed the fighting abroad. Weaving his findings into the first general theory of the factors that shape American wartime opinion, Berinsky also sheds new light on our reactions to other crises. He shows, for example, that our attitudes toward restricted civil liberties during Vietnam and after 9/11 stemmed from the same kinds of judgments we make during times of peace. With Iraq and Afghanistan now competing for attention with urgent issues within the United States, In Time of War offers a timely reminder of the full extent to which foreign and domestic politics profoundly influence—and ultimately illuminate—each other.

Department of Defense Contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan

Background and Analysis
Author: Moshe Schwartz
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1437921701
Category: Afghan War, 2001-
Page: 35
View: 5924
Contents: (1) Background; (2) Managing Contractors during Contingency Contracting; (3) Number and Roles of Contractors in CENTCOM, in Iraq, in Afghanistan; (4) Efforts to Improve Contractor Management and Oversight; (5) Contractors in DoD Strategy and Doctrines: (a) Can Contractors Undermine U.S. Efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan?; (b) DoD Strategy and Doctrine: The National Defense Strategy and Quadrennial Defense Review; Field Manual on Operations; Field Manual on Counterinsurgency; New Doctrine, DoD Instructions, and Other Efforts; (6) Selected Congressional Hearings and Legislation; (7) Contract Management, Oversight, and Coordination: Training Contractors and the Military in Contingency Contracting. Illus.

The Constitution in Wartime

Beyond Alarmism and Complacency
Author: Mark Tushnet
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822386909
Category: Law
Page: 272
View: 6779
Most recent discussion of the United States Constitution and war—both the war on terrorism and the war in Iraq—has been dominated by two diametrically opposed views: the alarmism of those who see many current policies as portending gross restrictions on American civil liberties, and the complacency of those who see these same policies as entirely reasonable accommodations to the new realities of national security. Whatever their contributions to the public discussion and policy-making processes, these voices contribute little to an understanding of the real constitutional issues raised by war. Providing the historical and legal context needed to assess competing claims, The Constitution in Wartime identifies and explains the complexities of the important constitutional issues brought to the fore by wartime actions and policies. Twelve prominent legal scholars and political scientists combine broad overviews of U.S. history and contemporary policy with detailed yet accessible analyses of legal issues of pressing concern today. Some of the essays are broad in scope, reflecting on national character, patriotism, and political theory; exploring whether war and republican government are compatible; and considering in what sense we can be said to be in wartime circumstances today. Others are more specific, examining the roles of Congress, the presidency, the courts, and the international legal community. Throughout the collection, balanced, unbiased analysis leads to some surprising conclusions, one of which is that wartime conditions have sometimes increased, rather than curtailed, civil rights and civil liberties. For instance, during the cold war, government officials regarded measures aimed at expanding African Americans’ freedom at home as crucial to improving America’s image abroad. Contributors. Sotirios Barber, Mark Brandon, James E. Fleming, Mark Graber, Samuel Issacharoff, David Luban, Richard H. Pildes, Eric Posner, Peter Spiro, William Michael Treanor, Mark Tushnet, Adrian Vermeule

Hard Lessons: the Iraq Reconstruction Experience

Report by the Special Inspector General for Iraq
Author: Stuart W. Bowen
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1437912745
Page: 513
View: 3288
A combination of poor planning, weak oversight and greed cheated U.S. taxpayers and undermined American forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. U.S. taxpayers have paid nearly $51 billion for projects in Iraq, including training the Iraqi army and police and rebuilding Iraq's oil, electric, justice, health and transportation sectors. Many of the projects did not succeed, partly because of violence in Iraq and friction between U.S. officials in Washington and Iraqi officials in Baghdad. The U.S. gov¿t. "was neither prepared for nor able to respond quickly to the ever-changing demands" of stabilizing Iraq and then rebuilding it. This report reviews the problems in the war effort, which the Bush admin. claimed would cost $2.4 billion. Charts and tables.

At What Cost?

Contingency Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan
Author: Michael J. Thibault
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1437985025
Page: 111
View: 6522
In 2008 Congress established the Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan (CWC) in response to increasing indications of widespread waste, fraud, and abuse in gov¿t. contracting. The CWC is charged with evaluating and reporting on America¿s wartime contracting for logistics, reconstruction, and security. This Interim Report describes the CWCs work to June 2009, which includes hundreds of meetings and briefings, analysis of existing reports and audits, hearings on Capitol Hill, and factfinding trips to the theaters of operation. This Report highlights some timesensitive issues, especially given the challenges of the drawdown in Iraq and the buildup in Afghanistan. Charts and tables. This is a print on demand report.


Author: Michael Ondaatje
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 3446261338
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
View: 5533
Nach Kriegsende wird der vierzehnjährige Nathaniel mit seiner Schwester Rachel von den Eltern in London zurückgelassen. Der geheimnisvolle „Falter", der sie in Obhut genommen hat, und dessen exzentrische Freunde kümmern sich fürsorglich um sie. Wer aber sind diese Menschen wirklich? Und was hat es zu bedeuten, dass die Mutter nach langem Schweigen aus dem Nichts wieder zurückkehrt? „Meine Sünden sind vielfältig", wiederholt sie, mehr gibt sie nicht preis. Als er erwachsen ist, beginnt Nathaniel die geheime Vergangenheit seiner Mutter als Spionin im Kalten Krieg aufzuspüren. Fünfundzwanzig Jahre nach dem „Englischen Patienten" hat Michael Ondaatje ein neues Meisterwerk geschrieben.

Fiction International 42: The Artist in Wartime

Author: N.A
Publisher: Fiction International
ISBN: 9781879691803
Category: Art and war
Page: 180
View: 6760

Defeating Terrorism/developing Dreams: In the shadow of war

Author: Arthur B. Shostak
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 0791079589
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 120
View: 5235
Traces the history and current situation of relations between the United States and the Middle East, discussing the attacks of September 11 and the Iraq wars.

Contingency Contracting: Observations on Actions Needed to Address Systemic Challenges: Statement before the Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan

Author: N.A
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1437985009
Page: N.A
View: 9476

Last Journey

A Father and Son in Wartime
Author: Darrell Griffin Sr.,Darrell "Skip" Griffin Jr.
Publisher: Atlas and Company
ISBN: 1934633925
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
View: 5899
The harrowing true story of a father and his son, a staff sergeant who died in Iraq: a tribute to the 'Great Conversation' they shared and the manuscript they had intended to complete together. Staff Sergeant Darrell 'Skip' Griffin, Jr, was killed in action on March 21, 2007, during his second tour of duty in Iraq. He was awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star Medal for dragging a comrade to safety through enemy gunfire. He was also in the middle of writing a book. In the face of Skip's death, Darrell, Sr, takes it upon himself to finish the book.