The Achilles Trap by Steve Coll

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The Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and the U.S. always had a, uh, complicated relationship, even before our invasion in 2003. Coll's new history draws on interviews with insiders—including the head of the Iraqi nuclear program and numerous CIA agents—as well as Hussein's own recordings of his cabinet meetings. This isn't just a brilliant blow-by-blow of diplomatic chess in a post-Cold War world. It's also a riveting true-life thriller that will have readers turning pages at lightning speed.

The Achilles Trap: Saddam Hussein, the C.I.A., and the Origins of America's Invasion of Iraq By Steve Coll Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525562269
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Published: Penguin Press - February 27th, 2024