Endgame by Scott Ritter audiobook

Endgame: Solving the Iraq Crisis

By Scott Ritter
Read by Scott Ritter

Simon & Schuster Audio
3.08 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9780743569002

The resignation of Scott Ritter as chief weapons inspector for UNSCOM in August 1998 made front-page news around the world. Now Scott Ritter draws on his seven years' experience hunting Saddam's weapons of mass destruction to take readers inside Iraq and show that country as it has never been seen by outsiders before. In Endgame, he dissects the failure of U.S. policy in Iraq and reveals a bold new approach to ending the ongoing Iraq crisis. In Endgame, Ritter describes Saddam Hussein's rise to power, painting a damning portrait of a dictator who ruthlessly eliminated rivals as he fought his way to the top. When the U.N. Security Council authorized inspections of Iraq's chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons facilities following the conclusion of the Gulf War, Saddam put in place a concealment program designed to preserve his weapons capabilities. It was this concealment mechanism that UNSCOM spent seven years trying to penetrate in its search for Iraq's weapons of mass destruction. Ritter takes us with him inside some of Iraq's most carefully guarded sites as he describes what it was like to conduct these inspections. Endgame criticizes current U.S. policy toward Iraq, pointing out that we have squandered an international consensus and now find ourselves virtually isolated over our Iraq policy. Scott Ritter offers a way out of the Iraqi morass, proposing a bold and innovative solution to the current crisis. He argues that the U.S. should again take a leadership position on Iraq if we are to avoid facing a re-armed and emboldened Saddam on another battlefield in the future.

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Summary

Summary

The resignation of Scott Ritter as chief weapons inspector for UNSCOM in August 1998 made front-page news around the world. Now Scott Ritter draws on his seven years' experience hunting Saddam's weapons of mass destruction to take readers inside Iraq and show that country as it has never been seen by outsiders before. In Endgame, he dissects the failure of U.S. policy in Iraq and reveals a bold new approach to ending the ongoing Iraq crisis.
In Endgame, Ritter describes Saddam Hussein's rise to power, painting a damning portrait of a dictator who ruthlessly eliminated rivals as he fought his way to the top. When the U.N. Security Council authorized inspections of Iraq's chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons facilities following the conclusion of the Gulf War, Saddam put in place a concealment program designed to preserve his weapons capabilities. It was this concealment mechanism that UNSCOM spent seven years trying to penetrate in its search for Iraq's weapons of mass destruction. Ritter takes us with him inside some of Iraq's most carefully guarded sites as he describes what it was like to conduct these inspections.
Endgame criticizes current U.S. policy toward Iraq, pointing out that we have squandered an international consensus and now find ourselves virtually isolated over our Iraq policy. Scott Ritter offers a way out of the Iraqi morass, proposing a bold and innovative solution to the current crisis. He argues that the U.S. should again take a leadership position on Iraq if we are to avoid facing a re-armed and emboldened Saddam on another battlefield in the future.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An interesting story…Ritter has written several impassioned yet reasoned passages indicting aspects of American policy in Iraq.”  New York Times
“Disarmingly revealing…Endgame succeeds best in demonstrating that a solution to the quandary over Iraq must be sought elsewhere. This is unfortunate, since there is little doubt that the present US policy is filled with moral hazards and enjoys only scant international support.”  Boston Globe

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Author Bio: Scott Ritter

Author Bio: Scott Ritter

Scott Ritter was commissioned in the Marine Corps in 1984 and served for eight years as an intelligence officer, reaching the rank of major. He served as an arms control inspector in the former Soviet Union near Iraq and on the staff of General Norman Schwarzkopf during the Gulf War before taking his position with UNSCOM. He lives with his family in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 3.08
Audience: Adult
Language: English