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No easy task : fighting in Afghanistan

Author: Bernd Horn; Emily Spencer
Publisher: Toronto : Dundurn, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Afghanistan has long been considered the graveyard of empires. 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. This collection of essays examines this legacy of conflict, particularly from a Canadian perspective.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Military history
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bernd Horn; Emily Spencer
ISBN: 9781459701632 1459701631
OCLC Number: 732948859
Description: 1 online resource
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 / Tony Balasevicius --
Public Opinion Matters: The Struggle for Hearts and Minds / Emily Spencer --
Coalition Counter-Insurgency Warfare in Afghanistan / Ian Hope --
Campaigning in Afghanistan: A Uniquely Canadian Approach / Howard Coombs and Michel Gauthier --
Sustaining Those Who Dare: Logistic Observations from Contemporary Afghanistan / John Conrad --
More than Meets the Eye: The Invisible Hand of SOF in Afghanistan / Bernd Horn --
Lesson Learned: Operation Medusa and the Taliban Epiphany / Bernd Horn --
Opportunity Lost: The Canadian Involvement in the Development of the Afghan National Police / 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 ; foreword by Jonathan H. Vance.
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Afghanistan has long been considered the graveyard of empires. 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. This collection of essays examines this legacy of conflict, particularly from a Canadian perspective.

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