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In the graveyard of empires : America's war in Afghanistan

Author: Seth G Jones
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Following the September 11 attacks, the United States successfully overthrew the Taliban regime in Afghanistan. The U.S. established security throughout the country, killing, capturing, or scattering most of al Qa'ida's senior operatives, and Afghanistan finally began to emerge from more than two decades of struggle and conflict. But the author argues that as early as 2001, planning for the Iraq War siphoned  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Seth G Jones
ISBN: 9780393068986 0393068986
OCLC Number: 286488778
Description: xxxiv, 414 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps, ports. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Descent into violence --
The mujahideen era --
Uncivil war --
The rise of the Taliban --
Al Qa'ida's strategic alliance --
Operation Enduring Freedom --
Light footprint --
Early successes --
The logic of insurgency --
Collapse of law and order --
A growing cancer --
The perfect storm --
A three-front war --
National caveats --
The water must boil --
Al Qa'ida : a force multiplier --
In the eye of the storm --
Back to the future.
Other Titles: America's war in Afghanistan
Responsibility: Seth G. Jones.

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With research on insurgencies and declassified US government documents, this title shows how the siphoning of resources to Iraq left NATO forces in Afghanistan ineffectual and without support. It  Read more...

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A useful and generally lively account of what can go wrong when outsiders venture onto the Afghan landscape. Those ventures have generally not turned out well This is ominous, because [Jones] knows Read more...

 
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