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Zakheim, Dov S
A vulcan's tale : how the Bush administration mismanaged the reconstruction of Afghanistan / Dov S. Zakheim
Alternate Title How the Bush administration mismanaged the reconstruction of Afghanistan
Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, c2011
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  DS371.412 .Z35 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Afghan War, 2001- -- Finance -- United States -- Decision making
Subject United States -- Foreign relations -- 2001-2009 -- Decision making
Subject(s) Afghan War, 2001- -- Economic aspects -- United States
Nation-building -- Afghanistan
Postwar reconstruction -- Afghanistan
Postwar reconstruction -- Government policy -- United States
Subject United States -- Foreign relations -- Afghanistan
Afghanistan -- Foreign relations -- United States
Physical Description xiv, 335 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 297-312) and index
Contents Introduction -- Nation building and the 2000 campaign -- Musical chairs: positioning for a top job on the new team -- Transition to government -- "From now on, we will only request a supplemental in wartime" -- 9/11 -- Funding Operation Enduring Freedom -- Pakistan -- Passing the tin cup -- The cost of war -- Gearing up for Iraq, losing focus on Afghanistan -- Coordinator for Afghanistan reconstruction -- War fever -- A second war, the first unfinished -- On the road: New York, Latin America, Iraq, Poland, Spain -- "I am the custodian of the Iraqi people" -- Engaging Syria -- Defense contractors -- "Afghanistan, we haven't forgotten you" -- Epilogue: where do we go from here?
Summary "Presents details behind the Bush administration's policies and actions in Afghanistan and Iraq from the point of view of a high-level budget official in the U.S. Defense Department involved in the day-to-day management of funding Afghan reconstruction beginning in 2002"--Provided by publisher

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