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Eagle down : the last special forces fighting the forever war

Author: Jessica Donati
Publisher: New York, NY : PublicAffairs, Hachette Book Group, 2021. ©2021
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
"In 2013, President Obama began the drawdown of troops in Afghanistan. But only a year into the withdrawal, Obama began allowing the U.S. military to resume combat operations, relying almost entirely on U.S. Special Operations forces. It was the beginning of a new, covert war. Reporter Jessica Donati shows how policy shifted, and argues that the war is undermining American interests both at home and abroad. It is  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jessica Donati
ISBN: 9781541762558 154176255X
OCLC Number: 1221015723
Description: xi, 300 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface --
Part one: Withdrawal. Back to war --
Hutch --
The Helmand job --
Caleb --
Gridlock in Washington --
"Insider attack! Insider attack!" --
We'll play it safe --
Hutch --
The fall of Kunduz --
Kunduz clearing patrol --
Battle for Kunduz --
Hutch --
"I'm sorry, Mom" --
Dr. Cua --
they're calling it a war crime --
Hutch --
Part two: Reversal. Damage control in Washington --
Obama changes the plan --
The Taliban must shoot first --
Helmand --
Mission to save Marjah --
Caleb --
Internally inconsistent, implausible --
Hutch --
Sangingrad --
Caleb --
Eagle down --
Andy --
Get back out there --
Andy --
This isn't Afghanistan anymore --
Caleb --
Part three: Ramp-up. President Obama ramps up the war --
No good or bad men in war --
Hutch --
Lobster and canapés with the Taliban --
Doha --
thank you for your service --
Caleb --
Trump inherits the Afghan War --
You don't believe in winning? --
General McMaster --
Green Berets unleashed --
Josh --
Special forces to the rescue --
Josh --
Part four: Endings. Back to war, again --
Hutch --
Recovery --
Caleb --
Ending (and Trump gets the deal).
Other Titles: Last special forces fighting the forever war
Responsibility: Jessica Donati.


The Wall Street Journal's national security reporter takes readers into the lives of the U.S. Special Forces, who are being increasingly relied upon to fight and win the war in Afghanistan, with  Read more...


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