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Author West, Francis J

Title The wrong war : grit, strategy, and the way out of Afghanistan / Bing West

Publ Info New York : Random House, [2011]
Edition First edition
 Bryant Main Stacks  DS371.412 .W47 2011 c.311  AVAILABLE
 J&W-Prov. Main Lib.  DS371.412 .W47 2011    AVAILABLE
 RIC Browsing  DS371.412 .W47 2011    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  DS371.412 .W47 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript xxii, 307 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [289]-291) and index
Contents Sisyphus: pacifying the capillary valleys -- They always held the high ground -- Battalion 1-32 returns: the counterinsurgency effect -- Flesh and blood -- Finest stand -- The bravest warrior -- 1,500-mile sanctuary -- A profession, not a creed -- How to clear a district -- Limits of success -- Circular strategy -- Professionals' war -- Setback -- Petraeus takes command -- What is good enough? -- The way out
Note From one of America's most renowned war correspondents comes the definitive account of the Afghanistan war, a damning policy assessment, and a compelling and controversial way forward
LC subject Afghan War, 2001-
United States -- Armed Forces -- Afghanistan
ISBN 9781400068739 (acid-free paper)
1400068738 (acid-free paper)
9781588369321 (ebook)
1588369323 (ebook)