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The Taliban shuffle : strange days in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Author: Kim Barker; Whiskey tango foxtrot (Motion picture : 2016)
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In The Taliban Shuffle, foreign correspondent Kim Barker offers an insider's account of the "forgotten war" in Afghanistan and Pakistan, chronicling the years after America's initial routing of the Taliban, when we failed to finish the job. When Barker arrives in Kabul, foreign aid is at a record low, electricity is a pipe dream, and of the few remaining foreign troops, some aren't allowed out after dark. Meanwhile,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographie 2004-2009
Autobiographies
Biography
History
biografi
Named Person: Kim Barker; Kim Barker; Kim Barker
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kim Barker; Whiskey tango foxtrot (Motion picture : 2016)
ISBN: 9780385533317 0385533314
OCLC Number: 646113498
Notes: Adapted into the 2016 motion picture: Whiskey tango foxtrot.
Description: viii, 302 pages : map ; 22 cm
Contents: Part I: Kabul high. Welcome to the terrordome --
Montana --
American idiot --
There goes my gun --
One way or another --
March of the pigs --
Monkey gone to heaven --
Message in a bottle --
Let's get radical --
Hell yes --
My new house --
Barely legal --
Part II: Whack-a-stan. Under pressure --
Highway to hell --
God save the Queen --
Stray cat strut --
Lucky star --
Suspicious minds --
Rebel, rebel --
Why can't we be friends? --
London calling --
Deadbeat Club --
Eye of the tiger --
Bad liver and a broken heart --
Young Americans --
When the man comes around --
Hotel California --
Epilogue: Take it or leave it.
Responsibility: Kim Barker.

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In The Taliban Shuffle, foreign correspondent Kim Barker offers an insider's account of the "forgotten war" in Afghanistan and Pakistan, chronicling the years after America's initial routing of the Taliban, when we failed to finish the job. When Barker arrives in Kabul, foreign aid is at a record low, electricity is a pipe dream, and of the few remaining foreign troops, some aren't allowed out after dark. Meanwhile, in the vacuum left by the U.S. and NATO, the Taliban is regrouping as the Afghan and Pakistani governments flounder. Barker watches Afghan police recruits make a travesty of practice drills and observes the disorienting turnover of diplomatic staff. She is pursued romantically by the former prime minister of Pakistan and sees adrenaline-fueled colleagues disappear into the clutches of the Taliban. And as her love for these hapless countries grows, her hopes for their stability and security fade.

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by plappen (WorldCat user published 2011-11-13) Excellent Permalink

This is one person's chronicle of life as a newspaper reoprter in present-day Pakistan and Afghanistan. Evidently, even today, war has its humorous moments

The author was a total newbie, when, in 2004, she became the South Asia Bureau Chief of the Chicago Tribune. She spent much of her...
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