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The sit room : in the theater of war and peace, David Scheffer

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The sit room : in the theater of war and peace
Title
The sit room
Title remainder
in the theater of war and peace
Statement of responsibility
David Scheffer
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The Sit Room brings you inside the secretive Situation Room of the White House, the most important deliberative room in the world, during the early 1990s when the author was one of the policymakers who framed the Clinton Administration's policy towards the bloody Balkans War. Drawing upon newly declassified documents and his own notes, David Scheffer, who later became America's first Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues, weaves the true story of how policy options were debated in the Sit Room among the highest national security officials. The road to a final peace deal in late 1995 came at the high price of the murderous siege of Sarajevo and ethnic cleansing of mostly Bosnian Muslims from their homes and towns, including the genocide of Srebrenica's men and teenage boys. The Sit Room reveals the behind-the-scenes story about how American policy evolved--often futilely--to try to stop an intractable war and its shocking atrocities. Main actors in the Sit Room include: the assertive Ambassador to the United Nations, Madeleine Albright; the State Department's ace negotiator, Richard Holbrooke; the cerebral National Security Adviser, Tony Lake; the immigrant Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, John Shalikashvili; the bulldog Deputy National Security Adviser, Sandy Berger; and White House moralist, David Gergen. For almost three years, the Sit Room was littered with shattered proposals to end the war-until armed force backed up diplomacy to compel a fragile peace deal. The Sit Room reveals authentic policy-making at the highest levels, with a unique journey into the arena of war and peace where spirited debate guided America's foreign policy."--
  • "The Sit Room is a swift-moving narrative set over three years in the world's most important policy-making sanctum-the White House Situation Room. This book exposes the secret deliberations of the Clinton Administration as it grappled with shattered proposals to end the genocidal war in Bosnia. This truly inside story reveals authentic policy-making at the highest levels, with a unique journey into the arena of war and peace where spirited debate guided America's foreign policy"--
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Scheffer, David
Illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
E885
LC item number
.S347 2018eb ONLINE
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Yugoslav War (1991-1995)
  • United States
  • United States
  • Yugoslav War, 1991-1995
  • Yugoslav War, 1991-1995
  • Yugoslav War, 1991-1995
  • Atrocities
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Military participation
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • United States
Label
The sit room : in the theater of war and peace, David Scheffer
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Shattered plans, 1993 -- Ethnic cleansing wins, 1994 -- To stay or not to stay, January-June 1995 -- Finally, diplomacy backed by force, July-August 1995 -- Forging peace, September-December 1995 -- Epilogue
  • Chapter IV:
  • Finally, Diplomacy Backed by Force, July-August 1995
  • Chapter V:
  • Forging Peace, September-December 1995
  • Epilogue -- Index
  • Preface by Roger Cohen -- Cast of Characters
  • Entities and Actions
  • Chapter I:
  • Shattered Plans, 1993
  • Chapter II:
  • Ethnic Cleansing Wins, 1994
  • Chapter III:
  • To Stay or Not to Stay, January-June 1995
Control code
1061148388
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxix, 322 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780190860660
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
maps, portraits
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1061148388
Label
The sit room : in the theater of war and peace, David Scheffer
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Shattered plans, 1993 -- Ethnic cleansing wins, 1994 -- To stay or not to stay, January-June 1995 -- Finally, diplomacy backed by force, July-August 1995 -- Forging peace, September-December 1995 -- Epilogue
  • Chapter IV:
  • Finally, Diplomacy Backed by Force, July-August 1995
  • Chapter V:
  • Forging Peace, September-December 1995
  • Epilogue -- Index
  • Preface by Roger Cohen -- Cast of Characters
  • Entities and Actions
  • Chapter I:
  • Shattered Plans, 1993
  • Chapter II:
  • Ethnic Cleansing Wins, 1994
  • Chapter III:
  • To Stay or Not to Stay, January-June 1995
Control code
1061148388
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxix, 322 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780190860660
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
maps, portraits
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1061148388

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