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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

Label
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
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Traces the American experience in Afghanistan from the rise of the Taliban to present-day insurgency activities, drawing on new research and declassified documents to contend that a misallocation of resources to Iraq left forces in Afghanistan ineffectual
  • "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"--From book jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
958.104/7
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plans
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS371.412
LC item number
.J665 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
In the graveyard of empires : America's war in Afghanistan, Seth G. Jones
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxxiv, 414 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393068986
Lccn
2009011740
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, plans
System control number
  • ocn286488778
  • 497877
Label
In the graveyard of empires : America's war in Afghanistan, Seth G. Jones
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxxiv, 414 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393068986
Lccn
2009011740
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, plans
System control number
  • ocn286488778
  • 497877

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