New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.
1 online resource (x, 368 p.,  p. of plates) : ill., maps.
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.
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.