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Author Bird, Tim, 1962- author

Title Afghanistan : how the West lost its way / Tim Bird and Alex Marshall
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (303 pages) : map
Contents The great enigma: Afghanistan in historical context -- 9/11 and the response, 11-25 September 2001 -- "Boots on the ground": from the arrival of the CIA to the emergency Loya Jirga, 26 September 2001-June 2002 -- "Taking the eye off the ball?" The roots of Taliban revival in Afghanistan, 2002-05 -- Return to the "forgotten war," 2006-08 -- The Pakistan problem -- Silver bullets and the search for an exit, 2009-11
Summary Examines why the West has failed to achieve its objectives in Afghanistan, discussing the country's drug trade, political corruption, troubled relations with Pakistan, and harsh terrain, and the lessons about nation building that can be learned from the experience
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-298) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject United States. Army -- History -- Afghan War, 2001-
North Atlantic Treaty Organization -- Afghanistan.
Afghan War, 2001-
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Marshall, Alex, 1976 November 2- author
LC no. 2010051043
ISBN 0300154585 (electronic bk.)
9780300154580 (electronic bk.)