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The Resource In the graveyard of empires : America's war in Afghanistan, Seth G. Jones

In the graveyard of empires : America's war in Afghanistan, Seth G. Jones

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In the graveyard of empires : America's war in Afghanistan
Title
In the graveyard of empires
Title remainder
America's war in Afghanistan
Statement of responsibility
Seth G. Jones
Title variation
In the graveyard of empires
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Americas war in Afghanistan
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Language
eng
Summary
Following the September 11 attacks, the United States successfully overthrew the Taliban regime in Afghanistan. The U.S. established security throughout the country--killing, capturing, or scattering most of al Qa'ida's senior operatives--and Afghanistan finally began to emerge from more than two decades of struggle and conflict. But Jones argues that as early as 2001, planning for the Iraq War siphoned resources and personnel, undermining the gains that had been made. Jones introduces us to key figures on both sides of the war. He then analyzes the insurgency from a historical and structural point of view, showing how a rising drug trade, poor security forces, and pervasive corruption undermined the Karzai government, while Americans abandoned a successful strategy, failed to provide the necessary support, and allowed a growing sanctuary for insurgents in Pakistan to catalyze the Taliban resurgence
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323471
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DLC
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1972-
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Jones, Seth G.
Dewey number
958.104/7
Index
index present
LC call number
DS371.412
LC item number
.J665 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Counterinsurgency
  • Afghanistan
  • Taliban
Target audience
adult
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America's war in Afghanistan
Label
In the graveyard of empires : America's war in Afghanistan, Seth G. Jones
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Publication
Note
Originally published: 2009
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [345]-416) and index
Contents
Descent into violence -- The mujahideen era -- Uncivil war -- The rise of the Taliban -- Al Qa'ida's strategic alliance -- Operation Enduring Freedom -- Light footprint -- Early successes -- The logic of insurgency -- Collapse of law and order -- A growing cancer -- The perfect storm -- A three-front war -- National caveats -- The water must boil -- Al Qa'ida : a force multiplier -- In the eye of the storm -- Back to the future
Control code
2010293475
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxxiv, 430 p.
Isbn
9780393338515
Lccn
2010293475
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
In the graveyard of empires : America's war in Afghanistan, Seth G. Jones
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2009
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [345]-416) and index
Contents
Descent into violence -- The mujahideen era -- Uncivil war -- The rise of the Taliban -- Al Qa'ida's strategic alliance -- Operation Enduring Freedom -- Light footprint -- Early successes -- The logic of insurgency -- Collapse of law and order -- A growing cancer -- The perfect storm -- A three-front war -- National caveats -- The water must boil -- Al Qa'ida : a force multiplier -- In the eye of the storm -- Back to the future
Control code
2010293475
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxxiv, 430 p.
Isbn
9780393338515
Lccn
2010293475
Other physical details
ill., maps

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