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Lions of Kandahar

Lions of Kandahar Book
Author : Rusty Bradley,Kevin Maurer
Publisher : Bantam
Release : 2011-06-28
ISBN : 0440423457
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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“A raw and authentic war story about untamed Green Berets in action.”—Dalton Fury, New York Times bestselling author of Kill Bin Laden Southern Afghanistan was slipping away. That was clear to then-Captain Rusty Bradley as he began his third tour of duty there in 2006. The Taliban and their allies were infiltrating everywhere, poised to reclaim Kandahar Province, their strategically vital onetime capital. To stop them, the NATO coalition launched Operation Medusa, the largest offensive in its history. Dispatched as a diversionary force in support of the main coalition attack, Bradley’s Special Forces A-team watched as the NATO force was quickly engulfed in a vicious counterattack. Key to relieving it was possession of Sperwan Ghar, a modest patch of high ground. Bradley’s small detachment assaulted the hill and, in the midst of a savage and unforgettable firefight, soon learned they were facing nearly a thousand seasoned fighters. Now Bradley recounts the whole remarkable story as it actually happened and brings to life the men who impossibly won the day—Americans and Afghans alike—each unique, all indelible in their everyday exercise of extraordinary heroism. Praise for Lions of Kandahar “A powerful and gripping account of a battle that helped shape the war in Afghanistan . . . With crisp writing and page-turning action, Lions of Kandahar is one of the best books written about the conflict.”—Mitch Weiss, Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative journalist and co-author of Tiger Force: A True Story of Men and War “One of the most important documents to emerge from the war in Afghanistan.”—The Seattle Times “Powerful . . . a riveting account of a strategic battle that doesn’t glorify war or focus on heroic deeds . . . Make room on your military bookshelf for Lions of Kandahar.”—San Antonio Express-News “Bradley takes the reader into battle.”—Time

What We Got Into

What We Got Into Book
Author : Casey Westenrieder
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release : 2013-09
ISBN : 9781483691848
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Life is a series of stories woven together by choices, and sometimes experiences are put together by sheer chance and circumstance. Outcomes may be exactly as planned, but sometimes there is simply no real way of knowing what you've gotten into. Compelled by an inner conviction to protect and serve their country in a time of war and driven by deliberate decisions to join the fi ght against terrorism in ground-pounding combat as United States Army infantrymen, the soldiers of Third Platoon Charlie Company had no idea exactly what they were getting into and even less where this adventure would take them. Deeply imbedded in the Taliban-infested grape fi elds of the Panjwei'i District of Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, the birthplace of the Taliban and less than one hundred miles from the border of Pakistan, follow the dramatic encounters of daily combat where it's not about playing soldier. It's about being a warrior . . . a survivor. What We Got Into tells the story about how they live out the choice they made to become infantry combat soldiers. As you read, you'll journey with them as they fi nd brotherhood in the face of isolation, courage in the face of fear, and strength in the face of pain and ultimate sacrifi ce. You will renew your appreciation for the fact that freedom is paid for at a high price by those willing to fi ght to protect others . . . those who are willing to foot the bill. This story is a rare look through the insider's eyes at the catastrophic collision of choice, circumstance, and chance that rocked the lives of a whole platoon in the wake of a tragic and highly publicized suicide of one of their own and the unprecedented trials as military justice unfolds for the combatseasoned and highly decorated platoon charged in connection with his death. You will struggle with them as they fi ght to heal from the scars of war; to fi nd and rebuild their lives beyond their calling as soldiers. What will it take for them to reclaim their lives which have been forever changed by a series of stories woven together? Find out the truth of what they really got into. __________________________________________________ "What We Got Into" is a powerful account, from a soldiers perspective, of the war in Afghanistan against a cowardly enemy that you cannot see. It is brutal, emotional and enlightening. Prepare yourself for how these men fi ght a war where the US is the only ones restricted by any rules. MAJ Rusty Bradley Author, The Lions of Kandahar Westenrieder writes of his dangerous military career and of the soldiers under his command in a style that is unpretentious and unadorned, representative of the young men whose mission, defeating the enemy in the name freedom, is as transparent as it is precise A most readable, informative, and insightful book. Stephen J. Weiss, formerly of the 36th Texas' Infantry Division Commandeur, French Legion d' Honneur Author, Second Chance "What We Got Into" offers a gritty look into today's warriors as they struggle with the challenges of the modern day battlefi eld. Westenrieder describes an unadulterated and accurate portrayal of today's combat zones like you have never read before. J.R. Salzman, the author of military blog Lumberjack In A Desert at www.jrsalzman.com

India Today

India Today Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1992
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The American War in Afghanistan

The American War in Afghanistan Book
Author : Carter Malkasian
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2021-06-15
ISBN : 0197550797
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The first authoritative history of American's longest war by one of the world's leading scholar-practitioners. The American war in Afghanistan, which began in 2001, is now the longest armed conflict in the nation's history. It is currently winding down, and American troops are likely to leave soon but only after a stay of nearly two decades. In The American War in Afghanistan, Carter Malkasian provides the first comprehensive history of the entire conflict. Malkasian is both a leading academic authority on the subject and an experienced practitioner, having spent nearly two years working in the Afghan countryside and going on to serve as the senior advisor to General Joseph Dunford, the US military commander in Afghanistan and later the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. Drawing from a deep well of local knowledge, understanding of Pashto, and review of primary source documents, Malkasian moves through the war's multiple phases: the 2001 invasion and after; the light American footprint during the 2003 Iraq invasion; the resurgence of the Taliban in 2006, the Obama-era surge, and the various resets in strategy and force allocations that occurred from 2011 onward, culminating in the 2018-2020 peace talks. Malkasian lived through much of it, and draws from his own experiences to provide a unique vantage point on the war. Today, the Taliban is the most powerful faction, and sees victory as probable. The ultimate outcome after America leaves is inherently unpredictable given the multitude of actors there, but one thing is sure: the war did not go as America had hoped. Although the al-Qa'eda leader Osama bin Laden was killed and no major attack on the American homeland was carried out after 2001, the United States was unable to end the violence or hand off the war to the Afghan authorities, which could not survive without US military backing. The American War in Afghanistan explains why the war had such a disappointing outcome. Wise and all-encompassing, The American War in Afghanistan provides a truly vivid portrait of the conflict in all of its phases that will remain the authoritative account for years to come.

The Taliban at War

The Taliban at War Book
Author : Antonio Giustozzi
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2019-09-01
ISBN : 0197507131
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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How does the Taliban wage war? How has its war changed over time? Firstly, the movement's extraordinary military operation relies on financial backing. This volume analyses such funding. The Taliban's external sources of support include foreign governments and non-state groups, both of which have affected the Taliban's military campaigns and internal politics. Secondly, this is the first full-length study of the Taliban to acknowledge and discuss in detail the movement's polycentric character. Here not only the Quetta Shura, but also the Haqqani Network and the Taliban's other centers of power, are afforded the attention they deserve. The Taliban at War is based on extensive field research, including hundreds of interviews with Taliban members at all levels of the organization, community elders in Taliban-controlled areas, and other sources. It covers the Taliban insurgency from its first manifestations in 2002 up to the end of 2015. The five-month Battle of Kunduz epitomized the ongoing transition of the Taliban from an insurgent group to a more conventional military force, intent on fighting a protracted civil war. In this latest book, renowned Afghanistan expert Antonio Giustozzi rounds off his twenty years of studying the Taliban with an authoritative study detailing the evolution of its formidable military machine.

Military Review

Military Review Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2012
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Why We Lost

Why We Lost Book
Author : Daniel P. Bolger
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2014
ISBN : 0544370481
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A three-star general offers an insider account of the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, explaining how garbled intelligence, poor decision making, and no clear understanding of the enemy resulted in the failure of both missions.

Directorate S

Directorate S Book
Author : Steve Coll
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2018-02-06
ISBN : 052555730X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Winner of the 2018 National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction Longlisted for the 2018 National Book Award for Nonfiction From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Ghost Wars, the epic and enthralling story of America's intelligence, military, and diplomatic efforts to defeat Al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan since 9/11 Prior to 9/11, the United States had been carrying out small-scale covert operations in Afghanistan, ostensibly in cooperation, although often in direct opposition, with I.S.I., the Pakistani intelligence agency. While the US was trying to quell extremists, a highly secretive and compartmentalized wing of I.S.I., known as "Directorate S," was covertly training, arming, and seeking to legitimize the Taliban, in order to enlarge Pakistan's sphere of influence. After 9/11, when fifty-nine countries, led by the U. S., deployed troops or provided aid to Afghanistan in an effort to flush out the Taliban and Al Qaeda, the U.S. was set on an invisible slow-motion collision course with Pakistan. Today we know that the war in Afghanistan would falter badly because of military hubris at the highest levels of the Pentagon, the drain on resources and provocation in the Muslim world caused by the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, and corruption. But more than anything, as Coll makes painfully clear, the war in Afghanistan was doomed because of the failure of the United States to apprehend the motivations and intentions of I.S.I.'s "Directorate S". This was a swirling and shadowy struggle of historic proportions, which endured over a decade and across both the Bush and Obama administrations, involving multiple secret intelligence agencies, a litany of incongruous strategies and tactics, and dozens of players, including some of the most prominent military and political figures. A sprawling American tragedy, the war was an open clash of arms but also a covert melee of ideas, secrets, and subterranean violence. Coll excavates this grand battle, which took place away from the gaze of the American public. With unsurpassed expertise, original research, and attention to detail, he brings to life a narrative at once vast and intricate, local and global, propulsive and painstaking. This is the definitive explanation of how America came to be so badly ensnared in an elaborate, factional, and seemingly interminable conflict in South Asia. Nothing less than a forensic examination of the personal and political forces that shape world history, Directorate S is a complete masterpiece of both investigative and narrative journalism.

US Nation Building in Afghanistan Open Access

US Nation Building in Afghanistan  Open Access  Book
Author : Conor Keane
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-03-31
ISBN : 1317003187
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Why has the US so dramatically failed in Afghanistan since 2001? Dominant explanations have ignored the bureaucratic divisions and personality conflicts inside the US state. This book rectifies this weakness in commentary on Afghanistan by exploring the significant role of these divisions in the US’s difficulties in the country that meant the battle was virtually lost before it even began. The main objective of the book is to deepen readers understanding of the impact of bureaucratic politics on nation-building in Afghanistan, focusing primarily on the Bush Administration. It rejects the ’rational actor’ model, according to which the US functions as a coherent, monolithic agent. Instead, internal divisions within the foreign policy bureaucracy are explored, to build up a picture of the internal tensions and contradictions that bedevilled US nation-building efforts. The book also contributes to the vexed issue of whether or not the US should engage in nation-building at all, and if so under what conditions.

Missionaries

Missionaries Book
Author : Phil Klay
Publisher : Canongate Books
Release : 2020-10-29
ISBN : 1838852336
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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'Expansive, explosive and epic' Marlon James 'A courageous book' New York Times Book Review A BARACK OBAMA BOOK OF THE YEAR 2020 Neither Mason, a US Special Forces medic, nor Lisette, a foreign correspondent, has emerged from America’s long wars in Iraq and Afghanistan unscathed. Yet, for them, war still exerts a terrible draw – the noble calling, the camaraderie, the life-and-death stakes. Where else in the world can such a person go? All roads lead to Colombia, where the US has partnered with the local government to stamp out a vicious civil war and keep the predatory narco gangs at bay. Mason is ready for the good war, and Lisette is more than ready to cover it.

Our Latest Longest War

Our Latest Longest War Book
Author : Aaron B. O'Connell
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 2017-04-03
ISBN : 022626565X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Our Latest Longest War is a chronicle of how, why, and in what ways the war in Afghanistan failed. Edited by historian and Marine lieutenant colonel Aaron B. O'Connell, the essays collected here represent nine different perspectives on the war--all from veterans of the conflict, both American and Afghan."--Book jacket

The Lion Dog of Peking

The Lion Dog of Peking Book
Author : Annie Coath Dixey
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1931
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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'The Lion Dog of Peking' is a dissertation, appreciative rather than technical, on the qualities and characteristics of the breed, as shown in Chinese history, literature, and art from the earliest period and in the finest modern examples. It describes the Lion Dog proper, and also the varieties, such as Sun Dog, Sleeve Dogs, the grotesque Fo-lin, etc., and the part played for hundreds of years by these dogs in the elaborate court ceremonies, when they carried the trains of the mandarins' robes; the four thousand eunuchs interested in breeding them; the scrolls painted to illustrate their points; their sacred character, the staffs of servants allotted to them, the superstitions and legends that grew up round them, etc.

The penny cyclop dia ed by G Long

The penny cyclop  dia  ed  by G  Long   Book
Author : Society for the diffusion of useful knowledge
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1845
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge

Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1851
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Journal of the Orders Medals Research Society of Great Britain

The Journal of the Orders   Medals Research Society of Great Britain Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1971
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Middle East on a Shoestring

Middle East on a Shoestring Book
Author : Tom Brosnahan
Publisher : Lonely Planet
Release : 1994
ISBN : 9780864422088
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Discusses the languages, customs, and history of the region, and offers advice on visas, getting around, sightseeing, and other activities for budget-minded travelers

Outposts Kandahar Province

Outposts   Kandahar Province Book
Author : Donovan Wylie
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1978
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A Pride of Lions

A Pride of Lions Book
Author : Lately Thomas
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1971
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Lions of Judah

Lions of Judah Book
Author : John Colvin
Publisher : Quartet Books (UK)
Release : 1997
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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