Coverart for item
The Resource Trump and his generals : the cost of chaos, Peter Bergen

Trump and his generals : the cost of chaos, Peter Bergen

Label
Trump and his generals : the cost of chaos
Title
Trump and his generals
Title remainder
the cost of chaos
Statement of responsibility
Peter Bergen
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From one of America's preeminent national security journalists, an explosive, news-breaking account of Donald Trump's collision with the American national security establishment, and with the world. It is a simple fact that no president in American history brought less foreign policy experience to the White House than Donald J. Trump. The real estate developer from Queens promised to bring his brash, zero-sum swagger to bear to cut through America's most complex national security issues, and he did. If the cost of his "America First" agenda was bulldozing the edifice of foreign alliances that had been carefully tended by every president from Truman to Obama, then so be it. It was clear from the first that Trump's inclinations were radically more blunt force than his predecessors'. When briefed by the Pentagon on Iran and the Strait of Hormuz, he exclaimed, "The next time Iran sends its boats into the Strait: blow them out of the water! Let's get Mad Dog on this." When told that the capital of South Korea, Seoul, was so close to the North Korean border that millions of people would likely die in the first hours of any all-out war, Trump had a bold response, "They have to move." The officials in the Oval Office weren't sure if he was joking. He raised his voice. "They have to move!" Very quickly, it became clear to a number of people at the highest levels of government that their gravest mission was to protect America from Donald Trump. Trump and His Generals is Peter Bergen's riveting account of what happened when the unstoppable force of President Trump met the immovable object of America's national security establishment--the CIA, the State Department, and, above all, the Pentagon. If there is a real "deep state" in DC, it is not the FBI so much as the national security community, with its deep-rooted culture and hierarchy. The men Trump selected for his key national security positions, Jim Mattis, John Kelly, and H. R. McMaster, were products of that culture: Trump wanted generals, and he got them. Three years later, they would be gone, and the guardrails were off. From Iraq and Afghanistan to Syria and Iran, from Russia and China to North Korea and Islamist terrorism, Trump and His Generals is a brilliant reckoning with an American ship of state navigating a roiling sea of threats without a well-functioning rudder. Lucid and gripping, it brings urgently needed clarity to issues that affect the fate of us all. But clarity, unfortunately, is not the same thing as reassurance
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bergen, Peter L.
Dewey number
  • 355/.033073
  • 973.933
Index
index present
LC call number
UA23
LC item number
.B415 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National security
  • United States
  • Trump, Donald
  • United States
Label
Trump and his generals : the cost of chaos, Peter Bergen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-371) 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
Control code
on1128866387
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
386 pages
Isbn
9780525522416
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1128866387
Label
Trump and his generals : the cost of chaos, Peter Bergen
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-371) 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
Control code
on1128866387
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
386 pages
Isbn
9780525522416
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1128866387

Library Locations

    • CRPL-Downtown LibraryBorrow it
      450 5th Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, 52401, US
      41.976964 -91.6624043
Processing Feedback ...