- The Inside Story of the Invasion and Occupation of Iraq
- Narrated by: Craig Wasson
- Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 04-04-06
- Language: English
- Publisher: Random House Audio
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Unimpeachably sourced, Cobra II describes how the American rush to Baghdad provided the opportunity for the virulent insurgency that followed. The brutal aftermath in Iraq was not inevitable and was a surprise to the generals on both sides; Cobra II provides the first authoritative account as to why. It is an book of enduring importance and incisive analysis, a comprehensive account of the most reported yet least understood war in American history.
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By Daniel on 01-14-13
An Excellent History of the Second Iraq War
Would you listen to Cobra II again? Why?
Yes. It is a detailed and unbiased account of the planning and execution of Operation Iraqi Freedom
What was one of the most memorable moments of Cobra II?
It is shocking how far off the mark our military and civilian leadership was on almost every assumption made during pre-invasion planning. For instance, the CIA and DOD believed that Iraqi Army units would capitulate and switch sides. This never happened. Instead, our forces were met with stiff resistance along the entire route to Baghdad.
Have you listened to any of Craig Wasson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
No, but I think he did a great job presenting the audio version of the book.
What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?
How Donald Rumsfeld directly injected himself into the operational conduct of the war. This is truly unprecedented for a SECDEF.