War in the Garden of Eden

War in the Garden of Eden

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A behind-the-scenes look at life in Baghdad, Iraq, during the months following the invasion in 2003. Wismer, a recently retired Army colonel and chaplain, has spent many years in the Middle East, beginning with Operation Desert Storm. His memoir not only reveals the daily drama of war, it also raises salient questions about U.S. strategy regarding the a€œwar on terror.a€ This book also looks at the dynamic interaction of major faith groups within Iraq, and the religious heritage of the a€œcradle of civilizationa€ as applied to the strategic implication of global terrorism. The authora€™s views are insightfully recorded and influenced by his many calls to duty, which have also taken him to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Haiti, Bosnia, and Kuwait. More than a first-hand account of military life during the turbulent period immediately after the assault by coalition forces, War in the Garden of Eden also explores the inner workings of the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) from a soldiera€™s perspective, the daily life of personnel assigned to the CPA, and some of the many decisions made, under constant life-threatening situations, to establish peace and stability in the country during the ground war.A Military Chaplaina#39;s Memoir from Baghdad Frank E. Wismer III ... Updates to repair manuals and new procedures for repairing vehicles were not distributed to soldiers in long, dry, and boring FMs (field manuals). Soldiers working in the motoranbsp;...

Title:War in the Garden of Eden
Author:Frank E. Wismer III
Publisher:Church Publishing, Inc. - 2008-09-01


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