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By Chas W. Freeman,William B. Quandt

Ambassador Chas W. Freeman Jr. is certainly one of America's so much remarkable, experienced—and witty—diplomats. America's Misadventures starts together with his formerly unpublished mirrored image on Pres. George H. W. Bush's dealing with of the Iraq-Kuwait difficulty of 1990-91. (He was once U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia on the time.) within the considerate essays that stick with, Freeman displays at the origins of Washington's many intelligence mess ups within the heart East, "the American manner of war", and Washington's failure in fresh many years to devise for a strong 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 right here, 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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