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- Gerald Duckworth & Co 2012; US$ 8.74
The 'fighting season' in Afghanistan is that strange annual pattern of the local fighters who re-emerge every year, apparently undaunted. So there is something wry about these reflections, by a much-admired British parachute officer, on the real-life experience of our country mission to promote democracy and cut off terrorism in Afghanistan - and of... more...
- Potomac Books 2011; US$ 21.95
On the eve of the American Civil War, Wade Hampton, one of the wealthiest men in the South and indeed the United States, remained loyal to his native South Carolina as it seceded from the Union. Raising his namesake Hampton Legion of soldiers, he eventually became a lieutenant general of Confederate cavalry after the death of the legendary J. E. B.... more...
- Lyons Press 2015; US$ 23.99
A devastating " Black Hawk Down" of the war in Afghanistan, the deadliest day for the U.S. in 12 years of that conflict?and a military investigation that covered up evidence of an inside job by the Taliban to avenge Bin Laden's death by taking out a unit of Navy SEAL Team Six more...
- Potomac Books 2011; US$ 27.50
As the bloodshed in Iraq intensified in 2005, Afghanistan quickly faded from the nation?s front pages to become the ?other war,? supposedly going well and largely ignored. In fact, the insurgency in Afghanistan was about to break out with renewed force, the drug problem was worsening, and international coordination was losing focus. That July, Ronald... more...
- Potomac Books 2011; US$ 29.95
In this gripping, firsthand account, Daniel Green tells the story of U.S. efforts to oust the Taliban insurgency from the desolate southern Afghan province of Uruzgan. Nestled between the Hindu Kush mountains and the sprawling wasteland of the Margow and Khash Deserts, Uruzgan is a microcosm of U.S. efforts to prevent Afghanistan from falling to the... more...
- Potomac Books 2011; US$ 24.95
In October 2001, the Bush administration sent Amb. James F. Dobbins, who had overseen nation-building efforts in Somalia, Haiti, Bosnia, and Kosovo, to war-torn Afghanistan to help the Afghans assemble a successor government to the Taliban. From warlords to exiled royalty, from turbaned tribal chieftains to elegant émigré intellectuals, Ambassador... more...
- Potomac Books 2011; US$ 26.95
Since the United Nations adopted the principle of self-determination in 1945, great powers have found that military strength is no guarantee of success in small wars fought against insurgents who use guerrilla and terrorist tactics. The author argues that it is well past time for Americans to understand that military victory is usually beyond their... more...
- Potomac Books 2011; US$ 18.95
Within hours of the September 11 attacks, Sean M. Maloney deciphered that Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda were the aggressors behind the despicable act. A war in Afghanistan then was inevitable. As a military historian, Maloney was determined to go there to study and record the events for posterity, if for no other reason than the education of his future... more...
- Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 29.95
This book examines the experiences of a range of countries in the conflict in Afghanistan, with particular focus on the demands of operating within a diverse coalition of states. After laying out the challenges of the Afghan conflict in terms of objectives, strategy, and mission, case studies of 15 coalition members?each written by a country expert?discuss... more...