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Author Chandrasekaran, Rajiv, author

Title Little America : the war within the war for Afghanistan / Rajiv Chandrasekaran

Publ Info New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012
Edition First edition
 CCRI-Lincoln  DS371.412 .C48 2012    AVAILABLE
 CCRI-Warwick  DS371.412 .C48 2012    AVAILABLE
 RIC Browsing  DS371.412 .C48 2012    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  DS371.412 .C48 2012    AVAILABLE
Descript x, 368 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages [345]-348) and index
Contents Grand Dreams. An enchanting time ; Stop the slide ; Marineistan ; The wrong man ; The road to ruins ; The surge -- Shattered Plans. Bleeding ulcer ; Search and destroy ; Deadwood ; Burn rate ; Allies at war ; Odd man out ; A bridge too far -- Triage. The boss of the border ; A fresh can of whoop-ass ; There was no escaping him ; My heart is broken ; What we have is folly
Note In this book, the author focuses on southern Afghanistan in the year of Obama's surge. This is the story of the long arc of American involvement, and of the campaign to salvage a victory in southern Afghanistan on Obama's watch., and reveals the epic tug of war that occurred between the President and a military that, once on the ground, increasingly went its own way
LC subject Afghan War, 2001- -- Political aspects -- United States
United States -- Politics and government -- 2009-
Obama, Barack -- Military leadership
United States -- Military policy
Internal security -- Afghanistan
Afghanistan -- Strategic aspects
ISBN 9780307957146 (hbk.)
0307957144 (hbk.)