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 extraordinary Book
A St. Louis Post-Dispatch most sensible 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 e-book, Rajiv Chandrasekaran specializes in southern Afghanistan within the 12 months of President Obama’s surge, and divulges the epic tug of warfare that happened among the president and an army that more and more went its personal manner. The profound ramifications this political conflict had at the zone and the realm are laid naked via a solid of attention-grabbing characters—disillusioned and inept diplomats, annoyed squaddies, headstrong officers—who performed an element within the technique of pumping American funds and infantrymen into Afghan nation-building. What emerges in Little America is an in depth photo of unsavory compromise—warlords who have been to be marginalized unexpectedly embraced, the Karzai family members reworked from foe to pal, struggling with corruption now not a most sensible priority—and a enterprise that turned politically, financially, and strategically unsustainable.

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