Clements Center
Clements Center

Recently published: "The Last Card: Inside George W. Bush's Decision to Surge in Iraq"

Aug 19, 2019

The Clements Center has partnered over the past several years with the SMU Center for Presidential History, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and Duke University American Grand Strategy Program to conduct an in-depth study of President George W. Bush’s controversial decision in 2006-2007 to order a surge of forces and new counterinsurgency strategy in Iraq.  Our research consisted of an expansive oral history project that interviewed all of the main participants in the decision-making process, and commissioned articles by leading scholars in security studies.  We have just published these findings in a new book The Last Card: Inside George W. Bush's Decision to Surge in Iraq (Cornell University Press), co-edited by Timothy Sayle, Jeffrey Engel, Hal Brands, and Executive Director William Inboden.

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