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Warrior Diplomat : a Green Beret's Battles from Washington to Afghanistan.

Author: Michael G Waltz
Publisher: Dulles : Potomac Books Inc., 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Grappling with centuries-old feuds, defeating a shrewd insurgency, and navigating the sometimes paralyzing bureaucracy of the U.S. military are issues that prompt sleepless nights for both policy makers in Washington and soldiers at war, albeit for different reasons. Few, however, have dealt with these issues in the White House situation room and on the front line. Michael G. Waltz has done just that, working as a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Personal narratives, American
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Waltz, Michael G.
Warrior Diplomat : A Green Beret's Battles from Washington to Afghanistan.
Dulles, : Potomac Books Inc., ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael G Waltz
ISBN: 9781612346328 1612346324
OCLC Number: 893739818
Description: 1 online resource (427 pages)
Contents: Cover; CONTENTS; LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS; LIST OF MAPS; FOREWORD; PREFACE; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS; Introduction: A Little Girl in Ghazni; 1. State of the War: Office of the Secretary of Defense; 2. Arabs, Afghans, and Americans: The War of Ideas; 3. The Tagab Valley: Patrolling to Ambush; 4. The Clinic in Achin: Development Dilemmas; 5. The Road to Musa Qala: The Taliban Are Back; 6. The French in Maruf: A Pawn in a Diplomatic Game; 7. Operation Perth: War by Consensus; 8. Back to Washington: The Pentagon and the White House. 9. The Mangal Tribe: Protecting People We Can't Access10. The Elder in Khost: Risk Aversion and the Cost of Inaction; 11. Night Raid: The Catch- and- Release Detention System; 12. Blackbeard Rising: The Afghan National Army Commandos; 13. On the Border with Pakistan: The Rocket's Red Glare; 14. The Tribes of Chamkani: The Community Defense Initiative; 15. Washington Again: Wishing the Problem Away; NOTES; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z.

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Grappling with centuries-old feuds, defeating a shrewd insurgency, and navigating the sometimes paralyzing bureaucracy of the U.S. military are issues that prompt sleepless nights for both policy makers in Washington and soldiers at war, albeit for different reasons. Few, however, have dealt with these issues in the White House situation room and on the front line. Michael G. Waltz has done just that, working as a policy advisor to Vice President Richard B. Cheney and also serving in the mountains of Afghanistan as a Green Beret, directly implementing strategy in the field that he helped devis.

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