DEADLY BETRAYAL | A Busboys and Poets Books Presentation

DEADLY BETRAYAL | A Busboys and Poets Books Presentation

Date and Time

Jun 23, 2024 5:00 pm

Location

Brookland

625 Monroe St NE, Washington, District of Columbia, 20017

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DEADLY BETRAYAL provides a detailed insider account of how a Pentagon cabal strategized to manipulate intelligence, pressure the United Nations, force a Congressional authorization for the use of force through political threats, and scare the American people after 9/11 into supporting an attack on Iraq.

Authored by a Pentagon insider and senior enlisted leader of nearly three decades standing, Command Chief Master Sergeant, Retired, Dennis Fritz worked directly for and advised some of the most senior General Officers in the Department of Defense. They included General Richard B. Myers, who served as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the height of the Iraq War. After military retirement, Fritz found himself inside Donald Rumsfeld’s Pentagon working for Douglas Feith, the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy and key architect of the case for war. He was detailed to the Pentagon as a contracted Research Fellow and Analyst on a special project to gather and review all Iraqi Pre-War Planning Documents for declassification. His access to thousands of personal handwritten notes, documents, and Pentagon’s internal conversations, has allowed him to tell the real story of why America invaded Iraq.

Dennis Fritz is joining us on the Busboys stage alongside Larry Wilkerson to share their inside perspectives on these historic events. Copies of the book will be available for purchase during and after the event, and Fritz will be signing following the program.

This event is free and open to all. Our program begins at 5:00 pm, and will be followed by an audience Q&A. Copies of DEADLY BETRAYAL will be available for purchase before and after the event. Please note that this event is in person and will not be livestreamed.


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Dennis Fritz is a former Air Force Command Chief Master Sergeant who retired from active duty in August 2003 after 28 years of honorable active-duty service. He held two of the Department of Defense’s highest enlisted positions. During his active-duty service, he had two assignments at the Pentagon which included serving as an Executive Officer to General Buster Glosson, the Director of Legislative Affairs, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force. Glosson was the architect of the air campaign during the first military hostilities against Saddam Hussein, under President George H.W. Bush. In July 2005, Fritz returned to the Pentagon as a contract employee, first as an Administrative Officer to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction and Negations Policy, later as a member of the Declassification Review Team for Pre-Iraq War Policy Planning Documents, and finally, as a member of the Policy Planning Office in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He is currently the Director of the Eisenhower Media Network.

Larry Wilkerson was the Distinguished Visiting Professor of Government and Public Policy at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia from 2005-2022. Prior to his professorship he was chief of staff to secretary of state Colin Powell. He served 31 years in the US Army. His final military assignments were Special Assistant to then-chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff General Colin Powell and, later, Deputy Director and Director of the U.S. Marine Corps War College at Quantico, Virginia. Today he is a Senior Non-Resident Fellow at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft and co-founder with Major General Dennis Laich (USAR, Ret) of the All-Volunteer Force Forum.

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