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Bridging the Gap: Using Technology to Fill in the Blank Spaces of the Iraq War

Bridging the Gap: Using Technology to Fill in the Blank Spaces of the Iraq War

Over thirteen years have passed since the start of the Iraq war. While it has become one of the more polarizing conflicts in the United States’ relatively youthful history, to this point the development of comprehensive historical accounts has been sidelined by several factors: the influx of former war cabinet member memoirs, active legacy events […]

Biographies

Biographies

Baker, Peter. Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House. New York: Knopf, 2013. (Powell, Bush) Cheney, Richard B., and Liz Cheney. In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir. New York: Threshold Editions, 2011. (Cheney) DeYoung, Karen. Soldier: The Life of Colin Powell. New York: Knopf, 2006. (El-Baradei, Blix, Powell) Dickerson, John. […]

Genius Annotated Transcript

Genius Annotated Transcript

Sources Consulted for Genius Annotations Baker, Peter. Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House. New York: Knopf, 2013. Central Intelligence Agency. “Regime Strategic Intent (Duelfer Report).” Central Intelligence Agency. April 23, 2007. Accessed May 16, 2016. https://www.cia.gov/library/reports/general-reports-1/iraq_wmd_2004/chap1.html. DeYoung, Karen. Soldier: The Life of Colin Powell. New York: Knopf, 2006. Federation of American […]

Timelines

Timelines

Sources Consulted for Timelines Baker, Peter. Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House. New York: Knopf, 2013. Battle, Joyce. The Iraq War Part I: The U.S. Prepares for Conflict, 2001. Vol. 326. National Security Archive Electronic Briefings. Washington D.C.: George Washington University, 20120. Accessed May 15, 2016. http://nsarchive.gwu.edu/NSAEBB/NSAEBB326/print.htm. Bush, George W. “U.N. […]

012201-A-3569D-001 Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld DoD photo by Scott Davis, U.S. Army.

Donald Rumsfeld

One of the most senior members of the Bush war cabinet, Donald Rumsfeld returned from the private sector to serve as Secretary of Defense from 2001-2006 having served in the same role during Gerald Ford’s presidency. While he spent the 80s and 90s in corporate executive roles, Rumsfeld was still an active participant in United […]

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Mohamed El-Baradei

Serving as Director General for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for the entirety of George W. Bush’s presidency, Mohamed El-Baradei was the other chief weapons inspector dispatched to Iraq in the Fall of 2002 by the United Nations. Whereas Blix remained somewhat neutral through the final months of the United States’ war preparations, El-Baradei […]

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Hans Blix

As the head of the United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission, Swedish politician Dr. Hans Blix was one of two chief inspectors sent by the United Nations to lead weapons inspections in Iraq from the Fall of 2002 until early March of 2003. Although by early January of 2003 Blix held the belief that […]

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Paul Wolfowitz

Serving as Deputy Secretary of Defense for the first term of the Bush administration (2001-2005), Paul Wolfowitz was a leading neoconservative within the Bush war cabinet and a strong advocate for military intervention in Iraq. An academic by trade, before entering the public sector Wolfowitz served as a professor of political science at Yale University, […]

Technology and Learning about Colin Powell

Technology and Learning about Colin Powell

Over thirteen years have passed since the start of the Iraq war. One of the most polarizing conflicts in the United States’ relatively youthful histories, to this point the development of comprehensive historical accounts has been sidelined by several factors: active legacy events linked to the war, the influx of former war cabinet member memoirs, […]

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