Provides a narrative history of the war in Afghanistan, from its inception after the September 11 attacks to the drawdown in 2014. Our orders are sent from our warehouse locally or directly from our international distributors to allow us to offer you the best possible price and delivery time. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: In its earliest days, the American-led war in Afghanistan appeared to be a triumpha good war in comparison to the debacle in Iraq. It has since turned into one of the longest and most costly wars in U.S. history. The story of how
this good war went so bad may well turn out to be a defining tragedy of the 21st centuryyet as acclaimed war correspondent Jack Fairweather explains, it should also give us reason to hope for an outcome grounded in Afghan reality, rather than our own.
In "The Good War," Fairweather provides the first full narrative history of the war in Afghanistan, from its inception after 9/11 to the drawdown in 2014. Drawing on hundreds of interviews, previously unpublished archives, and months of reporting in Afghanistan, Fairweather explores the righteous intentions and astounding hubris that caused the American strategy in Afghanistan to flounder, refuting the long-held notion that the war could have been won with more troops and cash. Fairweather argues that only by accepting the limitations in Afghanistanfrom the presence of the Taliban to the ubiquity of the opium trade to the country s unsuitability for rapid, Western-style developmentcan America help to restore peace in this shattered land.
A timely lesson in the perils of nation-building and a sobering reminder of the limits of American power, "The Good War" leads readers from the White House situation room to American military outposts, from warlords palaces to insurgents dens, to explain how the U.S. and its allies might have salvaged the Afghan campaignand how we must rethink other good wars in the future.
About the Author:
A former foreign correspondent for the "Daily Telegraph" and the "Washington Post," Jack Fairweather won the British Press Award for his reporting on the Iraq invasion and is the author of "A War of Choice." Fairweather is currently a Middle East editor and correspondent for Bloomberg News, and he lives in Istanbul with his wife and two daughters.
Titolo: The Good War
Casa editrice: Perseus Books Group
Data di pubblicazione: 2014
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