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No easy task : fighting in Afghanistan

Author: Bernd Horn; Emily Spencer
Publisher: Toronto : Dundurn, ©2012.
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"Afghanistan has long been considered the graveyard of empires. Throughout their history, Afghans have endured the ravages of foreign invaders, from marauding hordes and imperial armies to global superpowers, while demonstrating a fierce independence and strong resistance to outside occupiers. Those who have ventured into Afghanistan with notions of controlling its people have soon discovered that fighting in that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernd Horn; Emily Spencer
ISBN: 9781459701625 1459701623
OCLC Number: 732948858
Description: 331 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, 1 map, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: Adjust your sights: leading issues likely to arise in any counter-insurgency campaign / Michael A. Hennessy --
The quagmire of great powers: dealing with the Afghan way of war / Major Tony Balasevicius --
Public opinion matters: the struggle for hearts and minds / Emily Spencer --
Coalition counter-insurgency warfare in Afghanistan / Lieutenant-Colonel Ian Hope --
Campaigning in Afghanistan: a uniquely Canadian approach / Howard Coombs and Lt.-General (retired) Michel Gauthier --
Sustaining those who dare: logistic observations from contemporary Afghanistan / Lt.-Colonel John Conrad --
More than meets the eye: the invisible hand of SOF in Afghanistan / Colonel Bernd Horn --
Lesson learned: operation Medusa and the Taliban epiphany / Colonel Bernd Horn --
Opportunity lost: the canadian involvement in the development of the Afghan National Police / Major Alex D. Haynes --
Counter-insurgency versus 'COIN' in Bazaar-e-Panjwayi and Panjwayi District, 2008-2010: an illustrative study of a Canadian problem / Sean M. Maloney.
Responsibility: edited by Bernd Horn and Emily Spencer.
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"Afghanistan has long been considered the graveyard of empires. Throughout their history, Afghans have endured the ravages of foreign invaders, from marauding hordes and imperial armies to global superpowers, while demonstrating a fierce independence and strong resistance to outside occupiers. Those who have ventured into Afghanistan with notions of controlling its people have soon discovered that fighting in that rugged, hostile land is no easy task. Afghans have proven to be tenacious and unrelenting foes. No Easy Task examines this legacy of conflict, particularly from a Canadian perspective. What emerges is the difficulty faced by foreign forces attempting to impose their will over Afghans who, for their part, have consistently adapted tactics and strategies to stymie and defeat those they perceive as invaders and interlopers. It is within this complexity and challenge that the difficult counter-insurgency must be fought."--

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