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Disarming Iraq

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This detailed, illuminating chronicle of the activities of Hans Blix's weapons inspection team offers an unprecedented understanding of the inspectors' work, findings, and conclusions.
Hardcover, 285 pages
Published March 9th 2004 by Pantheon Books (first published January 1st 2004)
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Jun 04, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Me esperaba un libro con algo más de acción, pero la narración de Blix se centra más en la parte burocrática que se estaba llevando a cabo en la ONU los meses previos a la invasión del país. Esto no es una crítica, desarrolla y explica claramente los puntos y el avance de los intentos de la organización para verificar la existencia o no de las armas de forma pacífica y gradual para intentar evitar la alternativa bélica propuesta por EEUU.

Al ser un libro escrito en 2004, realmente no resuelve dud
Jun 29, 2008 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Diplomacy wonks
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Saleem Khan
Jan 02, 2013 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Diplomacy wonks
Shelves: history
** spoiler alert **
My review, published in Metro, September 2005.

Disarming Iraq
Hans Blix

With the U.S. presidential race shifting into high gear following U.S. President George W. Bush's address to the Republican National Convention in New York last week and the third anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks days away, security is on Americans' minds.

Between the U.S. war on terror, the invasion of Iraq and the ongoing conflict there that has seen some 1,000 U.S. troops and as many as 13,80
Dec 01, 2016 rated it liked it
It's interesting to see the build up to the Iraq war from the perspective of chief weapon inspector Hans Blix. I had assumed when I began that book that there'd be more on the ground descriptions of the search for WMD, but Han Blix recounts his travels, discussions and reportings with the Security Council. The phone discussions with Powell and Rice were rather interesting. This wasn't the most exciting book and it did take me a while to finish, but overall I found interesting and informative.
Michael Mcclelland
A very interesting read on the workings of weapons inspections in Iraq and the machinations between the team and members of the Security Council on the eve of war. While enlightening and informative, the pace is more reflective of the deliberate, diligent and diplomatic manner that the inspection regime was taken in, than the race to a decision on war, peace, the relevance of the UN, the discovery of no WMDs, etc that it could have been.
Julius Lehtinen
Jan 11, 2017 rated it liked it
Former head of UNSCOM during 90's and 2000's offering his narrative on the disarmament of Iraq. Was the war avoidable? Yes it was, thinks Blix who calmly describes the routines of finding the non-existent WMD's in the crossfire of Iraqi inspecrtion avoidance and American pressures and obstructions. A recommended read.
Will Byrnes
The Swedish personality shines through. Hans is definitely a cure for insomnia. But despite that there are nuggets of information about the process of inspections and the politics surrounding them that make the book a worthwhile read.
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