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Ballard, John R., 1957-
From Kabul to Baghdad and back : the U.S. at war in Afghanistan and Iraq / John R. Ballard, David W. Lamm, and John K. Wood
Annapolis, MD : Naval Institute Press, c2012
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 3rd Floor  DS371.412 B34 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Afghan War, 2001- -- Campaigns
Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Campaigns
War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
Subject United States -- Military policy -- History -- 21st century
United States -- History, Military -- 21st century
Subject(s) Strategy
Physical Description xxvi, 369 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 351-356) and index
Summary The authors compare the campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan from a national strategic perspective. They question several key operational factors in Afghanistan, including the decision to give NATO the lead, the performance of both civilian and military leaders, and the prosecution of an Iraq War-style surge. They also contrast the counterinsurgency campaign styles and the leadership of senior American officials in both Iraq and Afghanistan. A final chapter outlines key lessons of the two campaigns
Contents Fighting two enemies: a historical perspective -- The attacks of 9/11 and the decision to go to war in Afghanistan: a historical perspective -- The opening gambit: enduring freedom and unconventional success -- Iraq and the Iraqi freedom campaign: shift of national strategic focus -- Fighting two wars: the Afghan campaign as a secondary theater -- The Casey strategy in Iraq, from Fallujah to Tal Afar -- Parallel campaigns -- The 2007 Baghdad surge and the end of combat operations in Iraq -- Developing the Afghan surge strategy -- Conflict termination in Afghanistan -- A final assessment: fighting two wars
NOTE 521046
Alternate Author Lamm, David W
Wood, John K

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