Plan of Attack: The Road to War
Plan of Attack is the definitive account of a turning point in history as President George W. Bush, his war council, and allies launch a pre-emptive attack on Iraq, toppling Saddam Hussein and taking over the country. From in-depth interviews and documents, Bob Woodward provides an authoritative narrative of the Administration's behind-the-scenes manoeuvring over two years and examines the causes and consequences of the most controversial war since Vietnam.What emerges is an astonishingly intimate portrait of the President, Vice President Dick Cheney, Secretary of State Colin Powell, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, CIA Director George Tenet, General Tommy Franks, other members of the war council and the White House staff, as well as key foreign leaders ranging from British Prime Minister Blair to Russian President Putin.
Plan of Attack relates the how and the why of decision making-including the secret meetings, secure phone calls, strategies, dilemmas, conflicts, and the raw emotions of war as they are rarely seen in contemporary history.
Praise for Bush at War: "Human and convincing in its telling detail." -Evan Thomas, Newsweek
"A work of spareness and authority....We are fortunate to have this richly detailed view of our nation's central policy command." -Fouad Ajami, The Washington Post Book World
"Woodward...is the best pure reporter of his generation, perhaps ever. He uncovers more things than anyone else." -Fred Barnes, The Weekly Standard
Bob Woodward's book on President Bush and the Iraq war will be the definitive account of the turning point in history as Bush, his war council and allies launched a pre-emptive attack, toppling Saddam Hussein and taking over the country. From in-depth interviews with key players and notes from national security meetings, Woodward provides a thoroughly original, authoritative narrative of the behind-the-scenes manoeuvring, examining the causes and consequences of the most controversial war since Vietnam. What emerges is an astonishingly intimate portrait of Bush, Dick Cheney, Colin Powell, Donald Rumsfeld, the generals, the CIA and key foreign leaders ranging from Tony Blair to Vladimir Putin. This is the how and why of decision-making - the secret meetings, secure phone calls, strategies, dilemmas and raw emotions of war as it is rarely seen in contemporary history.About the Author
Bob Woodward is an assistant managing editor of The Washington Post, where he has worked since 1971. He is the author or co-author of nine #1 bestsellers, including Bush at War, his account of America's response to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and the war in Afghanistan. The others are Shadow, The Agenda, The Commanders, Veil, Wired, The Brethren, The Final Days, and All the President's Men. His two other books, The Choice and Maestro, were also national bestsellers. He lives in Washington, D.C.