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How we won & lost the war in Afghanistan : two years in the Pashtun homeland

Author: Douglas Grindle
Publisher: [Lincoln] : Potomac Books, an imprint of the University of Nebraska Press, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Douglas Grindle provides a firsthand account of how the war in Afghanistan was won in a rural district south of Kandahar City and how the newly created peace slipped away when vital resources failed to materialize and the United States headed for the exit. By placing the reader at the heart of the American counterinsurgency effort, Grindle reveals little-known incidents, including the failure of expensive aid  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, American
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Grindle, Douglas.
How we won and lost the war in Afghanistan.
Lincoln : Potomac Books, an imprint of the University of Nebraska Press, 2017
(DLC) 2017037656
Named Person: Douglas Grindle; Douglas Grindle
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas Grindle
ISBN: 9781612349541 1612349544
OCLC Number: 983387207
Description: xx, 250 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of plates ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I. Into Afghanistan --
The train-up --
KAF world --
Part II. Into Dand --
Settling in --
Ousting the Taliban --
Nazak's grand bargain --
Priming the economy --
Waiting to work --
Kick-starting the staff --
Outpost life --
Security holds --
Women's work --
Part III. Dand in the balance --
Stealing from women --
Still starved of money --
Corruption of many kinds --
Holding back the Taliban --
The economy misses --
Solutions made in Washington --
Dand in the balance --
Part IV. On to Maiwand --
Two districts --
Security failing in Maiwand --
Drugs, not jobs --
Epilogue.
Other Titles: How we won and lost the war in Afghanistan
Responsibility: Douglas Grindle.

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How We Won and Lost the War in Afghanistan is an eyewitness account of how the war was won in a rural district in southern Afghanistan, and how that peace started to slip away when vital resources  Read more...

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