A Flowershop in Baghdad
A vivid, powerful description of the United States Air Force's efforts to build a credible Iraqi Air Force during 2007-2008. Major Mike Banzet describes his year on the ground advising the Iraqi Air Force through compelling vignettes and societal observations that take the reader on a emotional roller coaster. Kirkus reviews states that "...Banzet's wit is a WMD itself". A deeply touching read. More
Named to Kirkus Reviews "Best of 2013" and Amazon's "Hot, New Releases in 2013", this inspiring look at American exceptionalism in Iraq was recently featured in the Air Force Times. Seen through an airman's lens, Major Banzet describes the USAF’s efforts to build a credible, accountable partner in the deserts of the Middle East. Through humor and tragedy, Major Banzet describes the hidden efforts of the American, British and desperately courageous Iraqis to build a new Air Force out of war and destruction. With a perceptive eye and rare wit, he compares the two cultures; both aiming to rebuild and grow the next generation of the young Iraqi men and women that could determine the fate of the Middle East for the next fifty years.
This edition is updated to include events of 2014.
You won’t forget this book.
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