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The operators : the wild and terrifying inside story of America's war in Afghanistan

Author: Michael Hastings
Publisher: New York : Blue Rider Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The contributing editor of "Rolling Stone" whose uncensored article "The Runaway General" led to the resignation of General Stanley McChrystal provides a behind-the-scenes account of the United States' involvement in Afghanistan.
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives, American
Named Person: Stanley A McChrystal; Michael Hastings
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Hastings
ISBN: 0399159886 9780399159886
OCLC Number: 769821482
Description: 417 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I The Plan --
1. Delta Bravo --
2. It's Not Switzerland --
3. Lady Gaga --
4. "Intimidated by the Crowd" --
5. Arc de Triomphe --
6. "A Violent Act" --
7. On the X --
8. The A-Team --
9. "Bite Me" --
10. The Photo Op --
11. Totally Shit-Faced --
12. "Dead Silence" --
13. The Horror, the Horror --
14. We're Actually Losing --
15. Petraeus Can't Do Afghanistan, and We Aren't Going to Get Bin Laden --
16. The Elections, Part I --
17. Texts to Berlin --
18. The Elections, Part II --
19. Team America Rolls the Ritz --
20. On Principle --
21. Spies Like Us --
22. "I'm President. I Don't Give a Shit What They Say" --
23. The Strategy --
24. "Let Me Be Clear" --
25. Worshipping the Gods of Beer --
26. Who Is Stanley McChrystal? Part I, 1954--1976 --
27. "The Jerk in Green" --
28. Who Is Stanley McChrystal? Part II, 1976--Present Day --
29. Reality Checks In --
pt. II Interlude: Dubai --
pt. III Afganistan --
30. A Short History of a Horrible Idea --
31. Bad Romance. 32. President Karzai Has a Cold --
33. An E-mail Exchange: Come Walk in Our Boots --
34. A Boy Born in 1987 --
35. Where Is Israel Arroyo? --
36. Ingram's House --
37. An Army of None --
38. In the Arena --
39 ."I Didn't Even Know We Were Fighting There" --
40. The Concluding Converations with Duncan Boothby, General Petraeus Face-Plants in Congress, and the Story Breaks While I Watch American Helicopter Pilots Kill Insurgents --
pt. IV The Graceful Exit --
41. "Very, Very Bad" --
42. The Pentagon Investigates McChrystal --
43. The Media-Military-Industrial Complex --
44. I'd Rather Be Eating a Burger --
45. Once Upon a Time in Kandahar --
46. King David's War --
47. "Tourism, Not Terrorism" --
48. Petraeus Does Body Counts --
49. The New Afghanistan --
50. Joe Biden Is Right.
Responsibility: Michael Hastings.

Abstract:

The contributing editor of "Rolling Stone" whose uncensored article "The Runaway General" led to the resignation of General Stanley McChrystal provides a behind-the-scenes account of the United States' involvement in Afghanistan.

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