Little America

Little America

The War Within the War for Afghanistan

eBook - 2012 | 1st ed.
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In this book, the author focuses on southern Afghanistan in the year of Obama's surge. This is the story of the long arc of American involvement, and of the campaign to salvage a victory in southern Afghanistan on Obama's watch., and reveals the epic tug of war that occurred between the President and a military that, once on the ground, increasingly went its own way.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780307958426
0307958426
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 368 p., [16] p. of plates) : ill., maps.
Contents: Grand Dreams. An enchanting time ; Stop the slide ; Marineistan ; The wrong man ; The road to ruins ; The surge
Shattered Plans. Bleeding ulcer ; Search and destroy ; Deadwood ; Burn rate ; Allies at war ; Odd man out ; A bridge too far
Triage. The boss of the border ; A fresh can of whoop-ass ; There was no escaping him ; My heart is broken ; What we have is folly.
Summary: In this book, the author focuses on southern Afghanistan in the year of Obama's surge. This is the story of the long arc of American involvement, and of the campaign to salvage a victory in southern Afghanistan on Obama's watch., and reveals the epic tug of war that occurred between the President and a military that, once on the ground, increasingly went its own way.

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Aug 09, 2012

This book could have been sub-titled “How to Lose a War;” or perhaps “Why has Everybody Screwed Up This War So Badly? “ This is the sinking thought a reader gets as Washington Post Journalist Rajiv Chandrasakaran argues in his book, Little America, that America’s recent surge in troops, foreign service and foreign aid workers, and huge investments of money have failed to turn the war in Afghanistan around.

This book is essential reading for anyone concerned about how we are going to proceed into a 21st century that is full of great political and military risks; the cost of making these mistakes again is too great.

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