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Beyond war : reimagining American influence in a new Middle East

Author: David Rohde
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2013.
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"This book distills eleven years of expert reporting for The New York Times, Reuters, and The Atlantic Monthly into a clarion call for change. An incisive look at the evolving nature of war, Rohde exposes how a dysfunctional Washington squandered billions on contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan, neglected its true allies in the war on terror and failed to employ its most potent nonmilitary weapons: American  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Rohde
ISBN: 9780670026449 0670026441
OCLC Number: 796756030
Description: xvii, 221 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: pt. 1. For-profit war. Little America --
Law and disorder in Iraq --
A civilian surge --
The rise of the drone --
pt. 2. A way forward. Where Islam and democracy meet, uneasily --
The Silicon Valley of the Arab world? --
Murder in Benghazi --
Post-Mubarak --
Little Washington.
Responsibility: David Rohde.
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"This book distills eleven years of expert reporting for The New York Times, Reuters, and The Atlantic Monthly into a clarion call for change. An incisive look at the evolving nature of war, Rohde exposes how a dysfunctional Washington squandered billions on contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan, neglected its true allies in the war on terror and failed to employ its most potent nonmilitary weapons: American consumerism, technology, and investment. Rohde then surveys post-Arab Spring Tunisia, Turkey, and Egypt, and finds a yearning for American technology, trade, and education. He argues that only Muslim moderates, not Americans, can eradicate militancy. For readers of Steve Coll, Tom Ricks, and Ahmed Rashid, Beyond War shows how the failed American effort to back moderate Muslims since 9/11 can be salvaged"--

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