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Hearts, minds, and hydras : fighting terrorism in Afghanistan, Pakistan, America, and beyond : dilemmas and lessons

Author: William R Nester
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Potomac Books, [2012] ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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From the publisher. Insurgencies are like the hydra, the many-headed beast of Greek mythology. Once one begins, the measures a government takes to eliminate militants -- to cut off the insurgency's head -- can provoke countless others to join the enemy ranks. Tactical victories often breed strategic defeats. Traditional "search, destroy, and withdraw" missions that rely on firepower to wipe out rebels frequently  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William R Nester
ISBN: 9781597979504 1597979503 9781597979511 1597979511
OCLC Number: 773023736
Description: xii, 307 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
September 11, 2001 --
Know your enemy : al Qaeda versus its enemies --
Know your war : terrorism versus counterterrorism --
Clinton and Bush versus al Qaeda before 9/11 --
The post 9/11 neoconservative war on terror and tyranny --
The war in Afghanistan : round one --
The war on terror at home --
The global war on terror --
The war for American hearts and minds --
The war for international hearts and minds --
The war in Afghanistan : round two --
The war in Pakistan --
Consequences.
Responsibility: William Nester.
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In a comprehensive and highly critical account of George W. Bush s Global War on Terror and of the neoconservatives who helped guide and support it, William Nester has provided a sharply drawn Read more...

 
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