Afghanistan: How The West Lost Its Way
The story from the hurried post 9/11 decision to invade onwards, explaining how ambitious development plans failed to bear fruit, how muddled Western policies allowed Afghans to grow more opium poppies than ever before, how poor counterinsurgency strategy entangled coalition troops in near constant roadside attacks and how, despite all promises, life has become worse rather than better for many Af...
Paperback: 303 pages
Publisher: Orient Blackswan (March 12, 2012)
Package Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.7 inches
Amazon Rank: 16781169
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“The War in Afghanistan is now in its second decade. This book, written by two British professors, is about the first decade of our Afghan intervention. It's a war that most Americans have stopped paying attention to and want to put far behind us. ...”
han citizens. Intervening powers pondered what they had wrought in Afghanistan, and as declarations of victory began to seem increasingly premature, a series of basic, nagging, yet profoundly important questions circulated around policymaking communities. What was considered to be at stake in Afghanistan? What were realistically achievable goals? How much blood and treasure was the West willing to expand to bring about its preferred outcomes?