Thomas Ricks discusses Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq.
Drawing on the exclusive cooperation of more than one hundred senior military officers, many of whom are going on-the-record for the first time, Fiasco is Pulitzer Prize-winning author Thomas Ricks' ground-breaking account of America's military operations in Iraq. With unprecedented access to over thirty thousand pages of official documents, many never before released to the public, Ricks takes the reader inside the minds of some of the highest-ranking military officials.
Throughout Fiasco, Ricks argues there was never any question that the U.S. military would topple Saddam Hussein; however, there was little thought by the military as to what would come next. According to Ricks, the Iraq War has been nothing short of an absolute fiasco- World Affairs Council Washington, D.C.
Thomas E. Ricks
Thomas E. Ricks is a Washington Post Pentagon and military correspondent and Pulitzer Prize-winner.
Ricks lectures widely to the military and is a member of Harvard University's Senior Advisory Council on the Project on U.S. Civil-Military Relations. Ricks is the author of the bestselling books Making the Corps, A Soldier's Duty, and Fiasco: The American Military Adventure In Iraq.