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Little America : the war within the war for Afghanistan

Author: Rajiv Chandrasekaran
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In this book, the author focuses on southern Afghanistan in the year of Obama's surge. This is the story of the long arc of American involvement, and of the campaign to salvage a victory in southern Afghanistan on Obama's watch., and reveals the epic tug of war that occurred between the President and a military that, once on the ground, increasingly went its own way.
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Named Person: Barack Obama
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rajiv Chandrasekaran
ISBN: 9780307957146 0307957144
OCLC Number: 756576917
Notes: "A Borzoi Book"--Title page verso.
Description: x, 368 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Grand Dreams. An enchanting time ; Stop the slide ; Marineistan ; The wrong man ; The road to ruins ; The surge --
Shattered Plans. Bleeding ulcer ; Search and destroy ; Deadwood ; Burn rate ; Allies at war ; Odd man out ; A bridge too far --
Triage. The boss of the border ; A fresh can of whoop-ass ; There was no escaping him ; My heart is broken ; What we have is folly.
Responsibility: Rajiv Chandrasekaran.
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In this book, the author focuses on southern Afghanistan in the year of Obama's surge. This is the story of the long arc of American involvement, and of the campaign to salvage a victory in southern Afghanistan on Obama's watch., and reveals the epic tug of war that occurred between the President and a military that, once on the ground, increasingly went its own way.

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