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The Resource Red line : the unraveling of Syria and America's race to destroy the most dangerous arsenal in the world, Joby Warrick

Red line : the unraveling of Syria and America's race to destroy the most dangerous arsenal in the world, Joby Warrick

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Red line : the unraveling of Syria and America's race to destroy the most dangerous arsenal in the world
Title
Red line
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the unraveling of Syria and America's race to destroy the most dangerous arsenal in the world
Statement of responsibility
Joby Warrick
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
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Warrick, Joby
Dewey number
956.9104/23
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS98.6
LC item number
.W38 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • IS (Organization)
  • Chemical weapons
  • Chemical weapons disposal
  • Terrorism
  • Syria
  • Syria
  • Syria
  • United States
  • Syria
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Red line : the unraveling of Syria and America's race to destroy the most dangerous arsenal in the world, Joby Warrick
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 346 pages, 8 pages of plates
Isbn
9780385544467
Lccn
2020017981
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, 1 map
System control number
(OCoLC)on1136958941
Label
Red line : the unraveling of Syria and America's race to destroy the most dangerous arsenal in the world, Joby Warrick
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 346 pages, 8 pages of plates
Isbn
9780385544467
Lccn
2020017981
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, 1 map
System control number
(OCoLC)on1136958941

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