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  • The CIA War in Kurdistan

  • The Untold Story of the Northern Front in the Iraq War
  • By: Sam Faddis
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History, Middle East
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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In 2002, Sam Faddis was named to head a CIA team that would enter Iraq to facilitate the deployment of follow-on conventional military forces numbering more than 40,000 American soldiers. This force, built around the 4th Infantry Division, would, in partnership with Kurdish forces and with the assistance of Turkey, engage Saddam's army in the North as part of a coming invasion. Faddis expected to be on the ground in Iraq within weeks, the entire campaign likely to be over by summer.

The 4th Infantry Division never arrived, nor did any other conventional forces in substantial number. The Turks not only refused to provide support, they worked overtime to prevent the United States from achieving success. And an Arab army that was to assist US forces fell apart before it ever made it to the field.

Alone, hopelessly outnumbered, short on supplies, and threatened by Iraqi assassination teams and Islamic extremists, Faddis' team, working with Kurdish Peshmerga, miraculously paved the way for a brilliant and largely bloodless victory in the North and the fall of Saddam's Iraq. That victory, handed over to Washington and the Department of Defense on a silver platter, was then squandered. The decisions that followed would lead to catastrophic consequences that continue to this day.

©2020 Sam Faddis (P)2020 Tantor

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narrator doesn't fit the story

I have nothing against the narrator he just isn't suited to this type of book.

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  • 07-10-2020

cracking

Excellent book and very insightful into secret war in Iraq conducted by the CIA

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