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The inheritance : the world Obama confronts and the challenges to American power

The chief Washington correspondent of the New York Times offers a riveting insider's account describing the national security crises that will confront America's next president from a nuclear Iran to the lock up of Chinese oil supplies in Africa.

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  • "The chief Washington correspondent of the New York Times offers a riveting insider's account describing the national security crises that will confront America's next president from a nuclear Iran to the lock up of Chinese oil supplies in Africa."
  • "The chief Washington correspondent of the New York Times offers a riveting insider's account describing the national security crises that will confront America's next president from a nuclear Iran to the lock up of Chinese oil supplies in Africa."@en
  • "During the author's 7 years covering the White House for the "New York Times", he has had extraordinary and unrivaled access to presidents, world leaders and secretaries of state. This title gathers together the evidence he has uncovered, both on and off the record, for an insider's look at the many complex challenges that Obama faces."
  • "Readers of "The New York Times" know David Sanger as one of the most trusted correspondents in Washington, one to whom presidents, secretaries of state, and foreign leaders talk with unusual candor. Now, with a historian's sweep and an insider's eye for telling detail, Sanger delivers an urgent intelligence briefing on the world America faces. In a riveting narrative, "The Inheritance" describes the huge costs of distraction and lost opportunities at home and abroad as Iraq soaked up manpower, money, and intelligence capabilities. The 2008 market collapse further undermined American leadership, leaving the new president with a set of challenges unparalleled since Franklin D. Roosevelt entered the Oval Office. Sanger takes readers into the White House Situation Room to reveal how Washington penetrated Tehran's nuclear secrets, leading President Bush, in his last year, to secretly step up covert actions in a desperate effort to delay an Iranian bomb. Meanwhile, his intelligence chiefs made repeated secret missions to Pakistan as they tried to stem a growing insurgency and cope with an ally who was also aiding the enemy-while receiving billions in American military aid. Now the new president faces critical choices: Is it better to learn to live with a nuclear Iran or risk overt or covert confrontation? Is it worth sending U.S. forces deep into Pakistani territory at the risk of undermining an unstable Pakistani government sitting on a nuclear arsenal? It is a race against time and against a new effort by Islamic extremists-never before disclosed-to quietly infiltrate Pakistan's nuclear weapons program."

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  • "The Inheritance : the world Obama confronts and the challenges to American power"
  • "The inheritance the world Obama confronts and the challenges to American power"
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  • "The inheritance : the world Obama confronts and the challenges to american power"