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In the graveyard of empires : America's war in Afghanistan

Author: Seth G Jones
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 2010.
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"Following the September 11 attacks, the United States successfully overthrew the Taliban regime in Afghanistan. The U.S. established security throughout the country--killing, capturing, or scattering most of al Qa'ida's senior operatives--and Afghanistan finally began to emerge from more than two decades of struggle and conflict. But Jones argues that as early as 2001, planning for the Iraq War siphoned resources  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Jones, Seth G., 1972-
In the graveyard of empires
(DLC) 2010293475
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Seth G Jones
ISBN: 9780393071429 0393071421
OCLC Number: 915981558
Notes: Originally published: 2009.
"With a new afterword" -- Cover.
Description: 1 online resource (xxxiv, 430 pages) : ill., maps.
Contents: Descent into violence --
The mujahideen era --
Uncivil war --
The rise of the Taliban --
Al Qa'ida's strategic alliance --
Operation Enduring Freedom --
Light footprint --
Early successes --
The logic of insurgency --
Collapse of law and order --
A growing cancer --
The perfect storm --
A three-front war --
National caveats --
The water must boil --
Al Qa'ida : a force multiplier --
In the eye of the storm --
Back to the future.
Responsibility: Seth G. Jones.
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A definitive account of the American experience in Afghanistan from the rise of the Taliban to the depths of the insurgency.  Read more...


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"A useful and generally lively account of what can go wrong when outsiders venture onto the Afghan landscape." -- Steven Simon - Foreign Affairs "This is a serious work that should be factored in as Read more...

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