Authors: Mike Evans
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Evans, Mike, 1947–
The final move beyond Iraq / Mike Evans. -- 1st ed.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
1. Christianity and international affairs. 2. United States--Foreign relations--Iraq. 3. United States--Foreign relations--Middle East. 4. United States--Foreign relations--Israel. 5. End of the world. I. Title.
International Standard Book Number: 978-1-59979-188-3
his book is dedicated to the brave men and women who have paid the price in Iraq, and to their families, whose pride in America’s new generation of heroes knows no bounds. More than 22,401 have been wounded and more than 3,000 have been killed while fighting the global jihadists in Iraq to secure our freedom from terror at home.
wish to thank Stephen Strang, owner of Strang Communications, for his belief in this project; my publisher at Strang Communications, Tessie DeVore; and editor, Debbie Marrie. I am deeply appreciative for your immeasurable assistance in producing a quality manuscript.
To my dear friend Rick Killian, I can only say thank you for the hours invested in helping with this project. I wish to thank Arlen Young, whose assistance with this book was incalculable, and my executive administrator, Lanelle Young, for her invaluable assistance.
A very special thank you to Rick, Debby, and Clara Massie, who believed in this project from its inception, and especially to Rick, who traveled into battle with me in Israel during the Lebanon conflict so this story could be told. My sincere gratitude to Lee Roy and Tandy Mitchell, who hosted the first national event in support of the television special in their home.
My deepest gratitude to Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert; former Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu; lieutenant general and former chief of staff to the Israeli Defense Forces, Moshe Ya’alon; advisor to the ministry of defense for Iranian affairs for the State of Israel, Uri Lubrani; ambassador Daniel Ayalon; former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon; ambassador for the State of Israel, Dore Gold; and to those who agreed to be interviewed, including Mr. James Woolsey, former CIA director; Gen. Hugh Shelton, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Gen. Yossi Peled, chief of the Northern Command of Israel; Gen. Dani Yatom, former director of Mossad, the Israeli intelligence service; Gen. Yaakov Amidror, former chief of Israeli Defense Forces intelligence; Lt. Gen. Tom McInerny, retired, U.S. Air Force; Capt. Chuck Nash, retired, U.S. Navy; Honorable Irwin Cotler, MP and former attorney general of Canada; professor Alan Dershowitz, Harvard Law School; Mort Zuckerman, owner and editor in chief of
U.S. News & World Report
; Tom Newman, executive director of the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs; Isaac Herzog, minister of tourism for the State of Israel; Walid Shoebat; and J. R. Martinez, a U.S. soldier wounded in Iraq.
I am deeply grateful to the brave individuals who agreed to be interviewed in Iraq: Karim Sinjari, interior minister of the Kurdistan regional government; Adnan Mufti, speaker of the Kurdistan regional government parliament; Abdulla Ali Muhammad, head of Asiage, Kurdistan’s “FBI”; Abdul Khaleed; Sheikh Ja’affra; Jafar Mustafa Ali, minister of state for Peshmerga affairs; Mizgeen Zabari, who fought with the U.S. Special Forces in Iraq; Douglas Layton; William Garaway; Col. Harry Schutte; Kosrat Resul, vice president of the Kurdish region; and Abdulbari al Zebari, member of the Iraqi Congress.
I also wish to thank Gen. Robert Huyser, commander in chief of U.S. Military Airlift Command; Maj. Gen. James E. Freeze, assistant deputy director for plans and policy, National Security; Gen. Jerry Curry, Department of Defense in the Pentagon; Gen. George Keegan, retired, chief of Air Force intelligence (1972–1977); Lt. Gen. Richard F. Schaeffer, retired, deputy chairman of NATO Military Committee (January 1974–June 1975); and countless others.
Finally, a book project of this magnitude demands a grueling work schedule. Most of all, I’m indebted to my beloved wife, Carolyn. Without her patience, compassion, encouragement, and sacrifice, there would be no possible way I could have achieved this.