Journals Higher Education



Published: 14 September 2017

280 Pages


ISBN: 9780190659424

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Illusions of Victory

The Anbar Awakening and the Rise of the Islamic State

Carter Malkasian

  • Examines the reasons why optimism about the 2006 victory over Al-Qaeda in Iraq was ill-placed
  • Informed by the author's experience in Iraq as a US Marine advisor
  • Eloquently argues against US military intervention, finding it to provide illusory solutions that can leave foreign nations in a state of greater instability

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