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LT 956.910423 W
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First large print edition.
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xvii, 575 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Black Flags, the harrowing story of America's mission in Syria: to find and destroy Syria's chemical weapons and defeat ISIS--only to lose control of both. In August 2012, Syrian president Bashar al-Assad was clinging to power in a vicious civil war ... Through original reporting and eyewitness accounts from direct participants, Joby Warrick reveals how a well-intentioned effort to save Syrian lives touched off a chain of events that would rescue a dictator, sustain a terrorist movement, unleash torrents of refugees, humiliate two U.S. presidents, and empower Russia and Iran"-- Provided by publisher.
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9780593295212 (pbk.)
0593295218 (pbk.)
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956.910423 W
Edition
First edition.
Descript.
xv, 346 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-331) and index.
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"From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Black Flags, the harrowing story of America's mission in Syria: to find and destroy Syria's chemical weapons and defeat ISIS--only to lose control of both In August 2012, Syrian president Bashar al-Assad was clinging to power in a vicious civil war. Concerned that Assad might resort to chemical weapons, President Obama warned that any such use would cross "a red line," warranting an American military response. When a year later Assad bombed the Damascus suburb of Ghouta with sarin gas, killing hundreds, Obama was torn between living up to America's word and becoming mired in another unpopular Middle Eastern war. So when Russia offered to store Syria's chemical weapons, Obama leaped at the out. So begins a race to find, remove, and destroy 1,300 tons of chemical weapons in the middle of Syria's civil war. Told in harrowing detail, the effort is a tactical triumph for the Americans, but soon Russia's long game becomes clear: it has UN cover to assist a close ally, Assad. As the Russians block attempts to check for chemical weapons that might have been missed, American realizes that ISIS seeks to secure them for itself. Red Line is a classic Joby Warrick true-life thriller: a character-driven narrative with a cast of heroes and villains, including weapons hunters, politicians, commandos, diplomats, and spies. Through original reporting and eyewitness accounts from direct participants, Joby Warrick reveals how a well-intentioned effort to save Syrian lives touched off a chain of events that would rescue a dictator, sustain a terrorist movement, unleash torrents of refugees, humiliate two U.S. presidents, and empower Russia and Iran"-- Provided by publisher.
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9780385544467 (hardcover)
Descript.
1 streaming video file (100 min.) : sd., col.
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Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on August 01, 2014.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Part of the series Intelligence Squared.
Contents
Syria War Debate (3:48) -- U.S. Involvement in Syria: Debate "Housekeeping" (7:26) -- For the Motion: Graham Allison (6:44) -- Against the Motion: R. Nicholas Burns (6:38) -- For the Motion: Richard Falkenrath (6:40) -- Against the Motion: Sir Nigel Sheinwald (6:47) -- U.S. Interests in Syria (5:26) -- Syrian Opposition (2:42) -- Consequences of Inaction (4:13) -- Addressing Syrian Refugee Crisis (1:54) -- Syria's Moderate Opposition (3:58) -- QA: Syrian Rebel Morality (3:39) -- QA: Syria and Israel (2:30) -- QA: Negotiating with Assad (4:12) -- QA: Potential Syria Outcomes (5:22) -- QA: Fighting a Proxy War in Syria (2:30) -- QA: Iran and Syria (2:19) -- Closing Statement Against: Nicholas Burns (2:34) -- Closing Statement For: Richard Falkenrath (2:08) -- Closing Statement Against: Nigel Sheinwald (2:22) -- Closing Statement For: Graham Allison (2:26) -- Time to Vote (4:53) -- Audience Vote Results (1:13) -- Credits: The U.S. Has No Dog in the Fight in Syria: A Debate (1:16)
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Summary
When should the United States intervene in foreign conflicts? In March 2011, civil war broke out in Syria, where rebels fought to topple the autocratic regime of Bashar al-Assad. Despite brutal fighting and reports of atrocities, the United States did not get involved. But in summer 2013, evidence surfaced that Assad had used chemical weapons, violating international law and creating a humanitarian crisis. Should the United States intervene in Syria to protect innocent civilians? Or would this only embroil the United States in another foreign war?
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9 & up.
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