In the News: The “Cost” of War in the Middle East

Week of December 7, 2009

News Item: This past week President Obama announced his decision to deploy 30,000 additional troops to Afghanistan which will eventually bring levels close to 98,000. Public opinion polls indicate Americans are losing confidence in the administration’s handling of the war, but military experts believe more troops are needed to succeed in the region. Since 2002, U.S. efforts in the Middle East have put an even larger strain on the federal deficit and on the very soldiers who have now spent repeated tours of duty in the region.

Air Power Against Terror: America’s Conduct of Operation Enduring Freedom
By Benjamin S. Lambeth. RAND Corp., 2005
Call Number: DS371.412 .L36 2005

Blood Money: Wasted Billions, Lost Lives, and Corporate Greed in Iraq (DVD)
Directed by Leo Telling. Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 2008
Call Number: DS79.76 .M47 2006

Breaking the Silence: Truth and Lies in the War on Terror (DVD)
Directed by Steve Connelly and John Pilger. Bullfrog Films, 2004
Call Number: E183.8 .A3 B732 2004 (Boca Raton Media Center)

The Bubble of American Supremacy: The Costs of Bush’s War in Iraq
By George Soros. Public Affairs, 2004
Call Number: E902 .S68 2004

Deserter (DVD)
Distributed by Big Noise Films, 2008
Call Number: DS79.76 .D46 2008 (Boca Raton Media Center)

The Deserter’s Tale: The Story of an Ordinary Soldier Who Walked Away from the War in Iraq
By Joshua Key. Atlantic Monthly Press, 2007
Call Number: DS79.76 .K494 2007

The Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians, War Profiteers, and the Media That Love Them
By Amy Goodman and David Goodman. Hyperion, 2004
Call Number: E902 .G66 2004

Generation Kill (DVD)
Television Mini-series. Home Box Office, 2008
Call Number: PN1992.77 .G462 2008

Generation Kill: Devil Dogs, Iceman, Captain America, and the New Face of American War
By Evan Wright. Berkeley Caliber, 2005
Call Number: Available online via NetLibrary

Grand Theft Pentagon: Tales of Corruption and Profiteering in the War on Terror
By Jeffrey St. Clair. Common Courage Press, 2005
Call Number: HV6432 .S83 2005

In the Graveyard of Empires: America’s War in Afghanistan
By Seth G. Jones. W. W. Norton & Co., 2009
Call Number: DS371.412 .J665 2009

Iraq and Back: Inside the War to Win the Peace
By Kim Olson. Naval Institute Press, 2006
Call Number: DS79.76 .O47 2006

Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers (DVD)
Produced and directed by Robert Greenwald. Brave New Films, 2006
Call Number: DS79.769 .I65 2006 (Boca Raton Media Center)

The Last True Story I’ll Ever Tell: An Accidental Soldier’s Account of the War in Iraq
By John Crawford. Riverhead Books, 2005
Call Number: DS79.76 .C737 2005

Letters from Fort Lewis Brig: A Matter of Conscience
By Kevin Benderman with Monica Benderman. Lyons Press, 2007.
Call Number: DS79.76 .B44655 2007

The Lonely Soldier: The Private War of Women Serving in Iraq
By Helen Benedict. Beacon Press, 2009
Call Number: DS79.76 .B445 2009

The Long Road Home: A Story of War and Family
By Martha Raddatz. G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2007
Call Number: DS79.76 .R33 2007

The Lucky Ones (DVD)
Directed by Neil Burger. Lionsgate, 2009
Call Number: PN1997.2 .L8359 2009 (Boca Raton Media Center)

One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer
By Nathaniel Fick. Mariner Book/Houghton Mifflin, 2006
Call Number: VE25 .F53 A3 2006

One of the Guys: Women As Aggressors and Torturers
Edited by Tara McKelvey. Seal Press, 2007
Call Number: HQ1233 .O53 2007

Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience (DVD)
Directed and produced by Richard E. Robbins. New Video, 2007
Call Number: DS79.76 .O64 2007 (Boca Raton Media Center)

Powder: Writing by Women in the Ranks, from Vietnam to Iraq
Edited by Lisa Bowden & Shannon Cain. Kore Press, 2008
Call Number: E181 .P69 2008

The Price of Liberty: Paying for America’s Wars
By Robert D. Hormats. Times Books, 2007
Call Number: HJ8101 .H67 2007

Private Warriors (DVD)
Produced by Marcella Gaviria & Martin Smith. PBS Video, 2005
Call Number: DS79.76 .P75 2005 (At Jupiter)

The Real Price of War: How You Pay for the War on Terror
By Joshua Goldstein. New York University Press, 2004
Call Number: HV6432 .G64 2004 (Also available online via NetLibrary)

Road from Ar Ramadi: The Private Rebellion of Staff Sergeant Camilo Mejía
By Camilo Mejía. New Press, 2007
Call Number: DS76.76 .M544 2007

Ruff’s War: A Navy Nurse on the Frontline in Iraq
By Cheryl Lynn Ruff with K. Sue Roper. Naval Institute Press, 2005
Call Number: DS79.76 .R84 2005

Soldier Talk: The Vietnam War in Oral Narrative
Edited by Paul Budra and Michael Zeitlin. Indiana University Press, 2004
Call Number: DS557.7 .S648 2004

Standard Operating Procedure (Book and DVD)
By Philip Gourevitch and Errol Morris. Penguin Press, 2008
Call Number: Book: DS79.76 .G68 2008 (At Jupiter) ; DVD: DS79.76 .S68 2008 (At Boca Raton Media Center and Jupiter)

Stop-Loss (DVD)
Directed by Kimberly Peirce. Paramount Home Entertainment, 2008
Call Number: PN1997.2 .S7672 2008 (Boca Raton Media Center)

The Three Trillion Dollar War: The True Cost of the Iraq Conflict
By Joseph Stiglitz. W. W. Norton, 2008
Call Number: DS79.76 .S698 2008 (At Jupiter)

Published by de.MO, 2003
Call Number: HV6432.7 .W35 2003

War as Business: Technological Change and Military Service Contracting
By Armin Krishnan. Ashgate, 2008
Call Number: HB195 .K7 2008

The War Tapes (DVD)
Executive produced by Chuck Lacy. Docurama Films, 2007
Call Number: DS79.764 .U6 W37 2007

The Will to Resist: Soldiers Who Refuse to Fight in Iraq and Afghanistan
By Dahr Jamail. Haymarket Books, 2009
Call Number: DS79.764 .U6 J36 2009

The Winter Soldier, Iraq and Afghanistan: Eyewitness Accounts of the Occupations
By Iraq Veterans Against the War and Aaron Glantz. Haymarket Books, 2008
Call Number: DS79.76 .I7272 2008

Women at War: Iraq, Afghanistan, and Other Conflicts
By James E. Wise Jr. and Scott Baron. Naval Institute Press, 2006
Call Number: U52 .W578 2006

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