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West, Francis J
The wrong war : grit, strategy, and the way out of Afghanistan / Bing West
Alternate Title Grit, strategy, and the way out of Afghanistan
1st ed
New York : Random House, c2011
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  DS371.412 .W47 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Afghan War, 2001-
Subject United States -- Armed Forces -- Afghanistan
Physical Description xxii, 307 p., [16] p. of plates : col. ill., maps ; 25 cm
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
Summary 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

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