The Iran nuclear deal was a crowning moment of international diplomacy, allowing the world to step away from the edge of a self-created abyss. Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from this agreement threatens to return the world to that precipice. Ritter’s book traces this tragic mistake of historic proportions.
“If Scott Ritter’s warning on Iraq had been heeded, hundreds of thousands of people would be alive today. Deal Breaker is both a warning and a remarkable record of the criminal destruction of an agreement everyone wanted, except the deeply cynical, stupid and/or insane.”—JOHN PILGER
“Dealbreaker could not be timelier in view of the misleading machinations of both Congress and the Trump administration to rationalize the imposition of sanctions on Iran in light of Donald Trump’s ridiculous decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal. Trump’s narrative presented in support of his decision is derived from manufactured intelligence, largely provided by Israel. Ritter provides a fact-based counter-narrative that cuts through the spin, lies and fabrications.“—SENATOR MIKE GRAVEL (D. Alaska)
SCOTT RITTER is a former Marine intelligence officer who served in the former Soviet Union, implementing arms control agreements, and on the staff of General Norman Schwartzkopf during the Gulf War, where he played a critical role in the hunt for Iraqi SCUD missiles. From 1991 until 1998, Mr. Ritter served as a Chief Inspector for the United Nations in Iraq, leading the search for Iraq’s proscribed weapons of mass destruction. Mr. Ritter was a vocal critic of the American decision to go to war with Iraq. He resides in Upstate New York, where he writes on issues pertaining to arms control, the Middle East and national security. Dealbreaker is Mr. Ritter’s eighth book.