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Chandrasekaran, Rajiv
Little America : the war within the war for Afghanistan / Rajiv Chandrasekaran
1st ed
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012
book jacket
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 Browsing/1st Flr  DS371.412 .C48 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Afghan War, 2001- -- Political aspects -- United States
Subject United States -- Politics and government -- 2009-
Obama, Barack -- Military leadership
United States -- Military policy
Subject(s) Internal security -- Afghanistan
Subject Afghanistan -- Strategic aspects
Physical Description x, 368 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm
Note "A Borzoi Book"--T.p. verso
Includes bibliographical references 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
Summary 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
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