The Twilight War: The Secret History of America's Thirty-Year Conflict with Iran (Paperback)

The Secret History of America's Thirty-Year Conflict with Iran

By David Crist

Penguin Books, 9780143123675, 642pp.

Publication Date: July 2, 2013



The dramatic secret history of the undeclared, ongoing war between the U.S. and Iran

For the past three decades, the United States and Iran have been engaged in an unacknowledged secret war. This conflict has frustrated five American presidents, divided administrations, and repeatedly threatened to bring the two nations to the brink of open warfare. Drawing upon unparalleled access to senior officials and key documents of several U.S. administrations, David Crist, a senior historian in the federal government, breaks new ground on virtually every page of The Twilight War. From the Iranian Revolution to secret negotiations between Iran and the United States after 9/11 to Iran's nuclear program and sanctions against it, Crist brings vital new depth to our understanding of "the Iran problem"--and what the future of this tense relationship may bring.

About the Author

David Crist is currently a historian for the federal government. As a colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, he served in the first gulf war and made two tours with elite special operations forces in Afghanistan and Iraq. He lives in Maryland.