Publisher: Simon & Schuster
(September 27, 2010)
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After working behind the scenes for 18 months, Woodward has written the most intimate and sweeping portrait of Obama at work with his team. Drawing on internal memos, classified documents, meeting notes and hundreds of hours of interviews with most of the key players, including the president, Woodward reveals Obama’s critical decisions about the Afghanistan War, the secret war in Pakistan and the worldwide fight against terrorism.
Obama’s Wars offers an original, you-are-there account of Obama and his team in this time of turmoil and uncertainty.
“Obama’s Wars plows relentlessly forward like a shark.”— Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
“A saga of tragedy: about the snares and illusions of war in Afghanistan, the corruption of war generally, and the jangle of motives—the convergence and clash of bureaucratic interest, personal ambition, and earnest strategic analysis.”—Fred Kaplan, Slate.com
“Compelling and immensely readable . . . The best account we have of an extraordinarily important decision by a wartime president.”— Gen. David Barno (U.S. Army, ret.), Foreign Policy