Title: HOW WARS END: WHY WE ALWAYS FIGHT THE LAST BATTLE: A HISTORY OF AMERICAN INTERVENTION FROM WORLD WAR I TO AFGHANISTAN
Author: Gideon Rose
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: 06/08/2013
ASIN: B003UYUS28Read Book
This book recreates the choices that presidents and their advisers have confronted during the final stages of each major conflict from WWI through Iraq. The author “puts readers in the room” with U.S. officials as they make decisions that affect millions of lives and shape the modern world—seeing what they saw, hearing what they heard, feeling what they felt. He argues that American leaders have repeatedly ignored the need for careful postwar planning, but can (and must) do a better job in order to create a stable and sustainable political outcome once the “real” military work is over.