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Hard Lessons the Iraq Reconstruction Experience

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A combination of poor planning, weak oversight and greed cheated U.S. taxpayers and undermined American forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. U.S. taxpayers have paid nearly $51 billion for projects in Iraq, including training the Iraqi army and police and rebuilding Iraq's oil, electric, justice, health and transportation sectors. Many of the projects did not succeed, partly because of violence in Iraq and friction between U.S. officials in Washington and Iraqi officials in Baghdad. The U.S. gov¿t. "was neither prepared for nor able to respond quickly to the ever-changing demands" of stabilizing Iraq and then rebuilding it. This report reviews the problems in the war effort, which the Bush admin. claimed would cost $2.4 billion. Charts and tables.

Hard Lessons

Author : United States. Office of the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction
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Answers important questions concerning Iraq Reconstruction by presenting a comprehensive history of the U.S. program, chiefly derived from: the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction's (SIGIR's) body of extensive oversight work in Iraq, hundreds of interviews with key figures involved with the reconstruction program, and thousands of documents. The report examines the pre-war planning for reconstruction, the shift from a large infrastructure program to a more community-based one, and the success of the Surge in 2007 and beyond. The report provides thirteen lessons applicable to contingency relief and reconstruction operations, which should create a basis for reviewing and reforming the U.S. approach to these activities. NOTE: NO FURTHER DISCOUNTS FOR ALREADY REDUCED SALE ITEMS.

Hard Lessons

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Education is a basic condition for economic and social development. Working in conjunction with the National Primary Education Commission, the World Bank supported consultations among teachers, parents, educational administrators, and community leaders to develop a strong foundation for primary education in Nigeria. The innovative work documented in this publication illustrates the potential not only for partnership between the users and providers of primary education but also between the World Bank and its clients.

Hard Lessons

Author : Samuel King
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When his new student turns out to be a handsome property developer with a complicated past, teaching is the last thing on Jake's mind. When recently single Jake heads off to rural Somerset for a job interview as a reading teacher, he's expecting his pupil to be a child, but it's the handsome and charismatic property dealer Nathan Foley who needs his help. Their relationship quickly becomes sexual, and Jake worries he is rushing into another relationship too fast. And, as the heat between them intensifies, Jake begins to question Nathan's motives. Adding to the confusion is Nathan's bitter older sister, Alice, who seems to have taken an instant dislike to Jake, as well as a strange man who Jake spots wandering around the grounds of the house. What is Alice's problem? Who is the handsome stranger? And are Nathan Foley's feelings entirely genuine? Perhaps Jake is the one who is about to learn a hard lesson.

Hard Lessons

Author : Carlton Stowers
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When young Jeorrick organizes his own gang after his father's violent death, he takes a first step that leads to the death of his brother amd best friend and his own becoming paralyzed before he eventually works in gang prevention.

Hard Lessons

Author : Dieter K. Buse
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This book emerges from the papers, panels, and discussion of the conference "Where the Past Meets the Future - the Place of Alternative Unions in the Canadian Labour Movement," held to commemorate the first one hundred years of the history of the Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers Union. The union, which began in 1893 as the Western Federation of Miners and grew to a membership of over one hundred thousand in fifty locals throughout Canada during the 1950s, had shrunk to a single local of sixteen hundred members in Sudbury, Ontario, by the 1990s. This book brings together the voices of contemporary labour leaders, activists, old timers, and academics.

Hard Lessons from the Afterlife

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Hard Lessons

Author : Michael Leahy
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Looks at a year in the life of six seniors at Beverly Hills High School, and describes the pressures on them to succeed

Hard Lessons

Author : Ruth P. Watson
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Hard Lessons is set in Rochester, New York. It is the story of Lainey Robinson, whose young adult life begins to spin out of control when she finds comfort in the arms of her chemistry teacher, a man twice her age. She learns, the hard way that relationships do not always turn out as depicted in romance novels. And the final exam at the end of this course in real life is tougher than any Lainey imagined.

Hard Lessons

Author : George Dfouni
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A privileged childhood in Lebanon marred by his parentsÕ divorce and his fatherÕs murder did not deter George Dfouni from following his dream of making a name for himself in both the hospitality and the music industry. Beginning in London and then moving to the United States, George became known for turning lackluster or failing hotels around with innovative ideas and strong leadership. Unfortunately, his business associates in these hotels and real estate enterprises skirted the edges of the law, dragging George into their shady deals. Few bad decisions by George, and being a celebrity, he was being looked at by too many eyes. Betrayed by people in his community, lead to his investigation as a suspected terrorist, but later turned into something bigger. When his associates scheme fell apart he became their scapegoat. George holds nothing back in this cautionary tale of the American dream becoming the American nightmare. This is his story.

Hard Lessons

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From the Publisher: The billions of dollars expended in Iraq constitute the largest relief and reconstruction exercise in American history. SIGIR's lessons learned capping report characterizes this effort in four phases (pre-war to ORHA, CPA, post-CPA/Negroponte era, and Khalilzad, Crocker, and the Surge). From this history, SIGIR forwards a series of conclusions and recommendations for Congress to consider when organizing for the next post-conflict reconstruction situation. Over the past five years, the United States has provided nearly fifty billion dollars for the relief and reconstruction of Iraq. This unprecedented rebuilding program, implemented after the March 2003 invasion, was developed to restore Iraq's essential services, build Iraq's security forces, create a market-based economy, and establish a democratic government-all in pursuit of U.S. interests in a stable and free Iraq. Did the U.S. rebuilding program achieve its objectives? Was the money provided well-spent or wasted? What lessons have we learned from the experience? Hard Lessons: The Iraq Reconstruction Experience, a report from the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR), answers these and other important questions by presenting a comprehensive history of the U.S. program, chiefly derived from SIGIR's body of extensive oversight work in Iraq, hundreds of interviews with key figures involved with the reconstruction program, and thousands of documents evidencing the reconstruction work that was-or was not-done. The report examines the limited pre-war planning for reconstruction, the shift from a large infrastructure program to a more community-based one, and the success of the "Surge" in 2007 and beyond. Hard Lessons concludes that the U.S. government did not have the structure or resources in place to execute the mammoth relief and reconstruction plan it took on in 2003. The lessons learned from this experience create a basis for reviewing and reforming the U.S. approach to contingency relief and reconstruction operations.

Hard Lessons

Author : United States. Department of State
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Presents a comprehensive history of the U.S. program, chiefly derived from SIGIR's body of extensive oversight work in Iraq, hundreds of interviews with key figures involved with the reconstruction program, and thousands of documents. The report examines the pre-war planning for reconstruction, the shift from a large infrastructure program to a more community-based one, and the success of the Surge in 2007 and beyond. The report provides thirteen lessons applicable to contingency relief and reconstruction operations, which should create a basis for reviewing and reforming the U.S. approach to these activities.

Hard Lessons

Author : Gordon Tait
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Originally published in 2004. The essays in this engaging book catalogue a wide and varied range of instances where 'things go wrong' in the practices of criminal justice. The contributions document instances where laws, policies and practices have produced unintended consequences of the most deleterious kind, drawing attention to the prison system, 'boot camps', detention centres and specific penal policies such as the 'short, sharp shock', parental penalty and 'three strikes and you're out'. Also examined are policing practices such as 'zero tolerance', 'saturation policing' and punitive laws in the areas of drug use, sex offences and prostitution. It is demonstrated that in each of these cases the objectives of government resulted in the creation of new and unforeseen problems requiring further reform of the criminal justice system. This is a familiar tale characteristic of the modernist impulses of contemporary government based on the notion that crime can be identified, managed and controlled through the application and administration of institutionalised polices and practices. The present culture of 'high crime' - despite a top-heavy apparatus of crime control - appears to indicate the very opposite.

Hard Lessons in California

Author : Martin Carnoy
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Tough Lessons

Author : Chris Freeman
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A hardboiled mystery featuring a Nigerian detective turned New York City taxi driver who must prove his son’s innocence in a grisly murder case. Forced from Nigeria after investigating one too many corruption cases, former detective Joseph Soyinka and his son, Yomi, have settled into a quieter life in the Bronx, with Joseph finding a new career as a taxi driver. After a teacher at Yomi’s school is found brutally stabbed in his locked classroom, suspicions immediately fall on troubled student Jermaine Letts. But when the investigation links the murder weapon to Yomi, Joseph is driven to take up the case on his own to save his son.

Oversight

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs. Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight
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Perspectives on 9 11

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Greater Yellowstone Public Lands

Author : Alice Wondrak Biel
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EFA in Indonesia

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Hard Lessons

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Presents a comprehensive history of the U.S. program, chiefly derived from SIGIR's body of extensive oversight work in Iraq, hundreds of interviews with key figures involved with the reconstruction program, and thousands of documents. The report examines the pre-war planning for reconstruction, the shift from a large infrastructure program to a more community-based one, and the success of the Surge in 2007 and beyond. The report provides thirteen lessons applicable to contingency relief and reconstruction operations, which should create a basis for reviewing and reforming the U.S. approach to these activities.