Little America: The War Within the War for Afghanistan

Little America: The War Within the War for Afghanistan

Rajiv Chandrasekaran

A New York Times remarkable Book
A Washington Post impressive Book
A St. Louis Post-Dispatch top publication of the Year
The writer of the acclaimed bestseller and nationwide ebook Award finalist, Imperial existence within the Emerald City, tells the startling, behind-the-scenes tale of the US’s political and armed forces misadventure in Afghanistan. during this meticulously suggested and illuminating booklet, Rajiv Chandrasekaran makes a speciality of southern Afghanistan within the 12 months of President Obama’s surge, and divulges the epic tug of struggle that happened among the president and an army that more and more went its personal means. The profound ramifications this political conflict had at the zone and the area are laid naked via a solid of interesting characters—disillusioned and inept diplomats, annoyed squaddies, headstrong officers—who performed a component within the technique of pumping American cash and squaddies into Afghan nation-building. What emerges in Little America is an in depth photograph of unsavory compromise—warlords who have been to be marginalized without notice embraced, the Karzai kinfolk remodeled from foe to good friend, battling corruption now not a best priority—and a enterprise that grew to become politically, financially, and strategically unsustainable.

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