"The groundbreaking investigative story of how three successive presidents and their military commanders deceived the public year after year about the longest war in American history"--
Author: Craig Whitlock
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Unlike the wars in Vietnam and Iraq, the US invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 had near-unanimous public support. At first, the goals were straightforward and clear: to defeat al-Qaeda and prevent a repeat of 9/11. Yet soon after the United States and its allies removed the Taliban from power, the mission veered off course and US officials lost sight of their original objectives
The Afghanistan War from the inside. Over 800 classified reports by the troops in the field, presenting the reality of how the war is being fought on the ground. Assassinations, demonstrations, ambushes, IEDs.
Author: Lenny Flank
The Afghanistan War from the inside. Over 800 classified reports by the troops in the field, presenting the reality of how the war is being fought on the ground. Assassinations, demonstrations, ambushes, IEDs. The unvarnished truth about the insurgent war that we are not winning.
DISCLAIMER: This book is meant as a study guide or aide for the original book by Craig Whitlock, and is not in any anyway meant to replace it or be conflicted with it.
Author: Easy Reads
DISCLAIMER: This book is meant as a study guide or aide for the original book by Craig Whitlock, and is not in any anyway meant to replace it or be conflicted with it. The Afghanistan Papers is a shocking and ground investigative account of how three successive presidents and their military commanders deceived the American populace about the war in Afghanistan. The US invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 had massive public support, and the were straightforward and clear: to defeat al-Qaeda and prevent a repeat of 9/11. But soon after the United States and its allies removed the Taliban from power, the mission veered off course and US officials lost sight of their original objectives. This book summarizes the account that will supercharge a long overdue reckoning over what went wrong and forever change the way the conflict is remembered, with America deserting Afghanistan, the President Ashraf Ghani absconding and the Taliban taking over the country. This summary presents a general overview, critical analysis and takeaways of how it all started, how Afghanistan got to its current state, the politics and deceptions involved, and the future of the country with the Taliban in power. Click the BUY button now to enjoy.
Hesperides Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Author: Joachim Hayward Stocqueler
Publisher: Hesperides Press
Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Hesperides Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
IntroductionThis is a personal narrative and not a theses or a research paper sold at zero profit and in pure public interest.This is a very personal firsthand account of British Army operations as I saw as a consultant working in ...
Introduction This is a personal narrative and not a theses or a research paper sold at zero profit and in pure public interest. This is a very personal firsthand account of British Army operations as I saw as a consultant working in Afghanistan from 29 June 2004 till to date. If you attempt to read the vast available data and literature on British Afghan war, you will end up clueless, mentally disoriented and spiritually exhausted and drained. This is so because most writers have a vested agenda or have not seen things directly. This narrative is based on the following experiences: -- A close and direct association with Afghanistan as descendant of a family that migrated from Afghanistan in early nineteenth century but maintained contact with Afghanistan.My grandfathers brother served as doctor with Afghan Royal family from 1929 to 1945.My uncle served as a First Secretary in Pakistan Embassy from 1969 to 1971. As a Pakistan Army officer I saw Afghan war closely from 1981 to 1994. And finally as a consultant permanently stationed in Afghanistan from 29 June 1994 till todate I saw the ongoing Afghan war closely. Helmand was my area of operations as I was General manager of RDA an Afghan American NGO building clinics in Khanishin, Garmser, Nad I Ali, Musa Qila etc for the US firm Louis Burger.
Afghanistan Papers, Washington Post (https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/ investigations/ afghanistan- papers/ documents- database/ ): Senior decisionmaker interview (Bush administration), Special Inspector General for ...
Author: Carter Malkasian
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Thinking About America's War in Afghanistan -- The Country and Peoples of Afghanistan -- The Taliban Emirate -- The United States Enters Afghanistan -- The Karzai Regime -- Disorder in Kandahar -- The 2006 Taliban Offensive -- Taliban Rule, 2007- -- War in the East -- Taliban Advances -- The Obama Administration and the Decision to Surge -- The Surge in Helmand -- The Surge in Kandahar -- End of the Surge -- Ghazni and the Andar Awakening -- Intervention and Identity -- The 2014 Elections -- The Taliban Offensives of 2015 and -- The Trump Administration -- Peace Talks -- Looking Back.
The Federal Republic of Germany published at the same time summaries of the papers, without the confidential elements, and there were no ... 28.28 Despite the fact that these Afghanistan papers contained a lot of factual information, ...
Author: Irini Stamatoudi
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
This significantly revised and updated second edition addresses the rapid development of EU copyright law in relation to the advancement of new technologies, the need for a borderless digital market and the considerable number of EU legal instruments enacted as a result. Taking a comparative approach, the Commentary provides comprehensive coverage and in-depth commentary on each of the EU legal instruments and policies, both from an EU and an international perspective. Alongside full legislative analysis and article-by-article commentary, the Commentary illustrates the underlying basic principles of free movement and non-discrimination and provides insights into the influence of copyright on other areas of EU policy, including telecoms and bilateral trade agreements.
This paper considers lessons that can be drawn from the Canadian effort in Afghanistan, especially the challenges of trying to build security, governance and development in Kandahar.
Author: Stephen M. Saideman
Category: Afghan War, 2001-
This paper considers lessons that can be drawn from the Canadian effort in Afghanistan, especially the challenges of trying to build security, governance and development in Kandahar. First, it examines how the Canadian Forces (CF) adapted over time, both in Afghanistan and in Ottawa. Second, it looks at the challenges presented by a minority government and what can be learned from this political context. Third, it examines what was learned about the constraining forces on Canadian defence policy - the Opposition and public opinion - and evaluates the consequences for Canada's next military engagement. The paper concludes by developing the implications for Canada's future missions.
This is an account of the Afghan War and its tragic aftermath as told by the women who were caught up in it and became its innocent victims.
Author: Deborah Ellis
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
This is an account of the Afghan War and its tragic aftermath as told by the women who were caught up in it and became its innocent victims. The voices in this oral history will provide personal snapshots to the news reports of the Taliban activities now coming out of Afghanistan. These accounts provide an historical background to the growth of the Taliban, and reveal circumstances of the daily life of the women who must survive in this very closed society. Through the medium of oral history, this book brings to light the stories of the women who have suffered the consequences of the Afghan War and whose lives and whose daughter's lives have been changed forever. Through the voices of the Soviet women who supported their soldiers on Afghan soil, and the voices of the Afghan women scattered by circumstance around the globe, the last Cold War battle between the superpowers takes on a very personal tone. Policy decisions issued from on high became the rockets that destroyed these women physically, mentally, and emotionally. Children were killed or maimed and homes and families destroyed. Ultimately, these women were forced to flee or become invisible within their homeland. The Taliban militia rose from the dust of this war and by government decree reduced even the most educated and influential of the women to non-person status.
Worst Guys in Afghanistan.” 85 McChrystal, Commander's Initial Assessment. 86 Clark, et al., Ghosts of the Past, 26. 87 SIGAR, Quarterly Report, January 2017, 101. 88 Afghanistan Papers. U.S. Special Operations official, SIGAR Lessons ...
Author: Matthew P. Dearing
This book offers a new insight into when and why paramilitary groups in Afghanistan engage in protective or predatory behavior against the civilians they purportedly defend. In Afghanistan’s counterinsurgency environment, America leaned on militias to provide order and stabilize communities cut off from weak central government institutions. However, the lucrative market of protection challenged militia loyalty, as many engaged in banditry, vendettas, and predation. This book examines the varying militia experiments in Afghanistan from 2001 to 2020 and their outcomes through three sub-national case studies. It argues that successful militia experiments in Afghanistan involved inclusion of local orders, where communities had well-established social structures and accountability mechanisms in place, and state patrons relied upon those structures as a restraint against militia behavior. Complementary management ensured patrons leaned on communities for strong accountability systems. But such environments were far from the norm. When patrons ignored community controls, militias preyed on civilians as they monopolized the market of protection. This book adds to the rich literature on the U.S. experience in Afghanistan, but differs by focusing on the interplay between states, communities, and militias. This book will be of much interest to students of military and strategic studies, Asian politics, security studies and International Relations.
... of his belief that whatever may be the feelings of irritation entertained by his Highness the Ameer , ' our relations with the people of Afghanistan are as friendly as they have ever been . ... Afghanistan Papers , 1878 , p .
The Afghanistan Papers. Available from: www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/investigations/afghanistan-papers/documents-database/? document=background_ll_01_xx_dc_08252015 [Accessed 12 January, 2020]. Eikenberry, K. W. Cable to ...
Author: Anthony Teitler
Category: Political Science
Providing a study of US policy towards Afghanistan from the Soviet intervention of 1979 to the exit of US/International Security Assistance Forces combat troops at the end of 2014, this book examines how the United States’ construction of its interests has shaped its long-term involvement with that country. Recognising that there is a particular focus on the United States’ representation and justification of its Afghan policy, this work demonstrates how the intertwining of language and social practices provided policymakers’ with a shared meaning on selling policy. In this way, Washington justified its practices – including covert operations, diplomacy, counterterrorism and war – as essential in ensuring that ‘good’ prevailed over ‘evil’. Teitler’s argument contrasts with the existing literature, which predominantly argues the United States has been motivated by self-interest in its dealings with Afghanistan. Teitler deploys a constructivist approach to elucidate US–Afghan relations in this critical historical juncture. Through its particular use of constructivism, the work aims to contribute more broadly to international relations and US foreign policy scholarship. This book will be of interest to academics and students in various fields, including US foreign and security policy, international relations theory, the Greater Middle East, Afghanistan, American exceptionalism, constructivism and discourse analysis.
History of the Afghans : Translated from the Persian of Neamet Ullah . London : Oriental Translation Committee , 1829 . Part I , xv , 184 ; Part II , viii , 131 . East India ( Afghanistan ) . Papers Regarding Hostilities with ...
PREFACE The Afghanistan Papers: Decades of Deceit In December 2019, The Washington Post released an in-depth report titled “At War With the Truth.” 1 The report based its findings on a trove of internal documents from the Special ...
Author: Christopher J. Coyne
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Category: Political Science
The U.S. government's prime enemy in the War on Terror is not a shadowy mastermind dispatching suicide bombers. It is the informed American citizen. With Manufacturing Militarism, Christopher J. Coyne and Abigail R. Hall detail how military propaganda has targeted Americans since 9/11. From the darkened cinema to the football field to the airport screening line, the U.S. government has purposefully inflated the actual threat of terrorism and the necessity of a proactive military response. This biased, incomplete, and misleading information contributes to a broader culture of fear and militarism that, far from keeping Americans safe, ultimately threatens the foundations of a free society. Applying a political economic approach to the incentives created by a democratic system with a massive national security state, Coyne and Hall delve into case studies from the War on Terror to show how propaganda operates in a democracy. As they vigilantly watch their carry-ons scanned at the airport despite nonexistent threats, or absorb glowing representations of the military from films, Americans are subject to propaganda that, Coyne and Hall argue, erodes government by citizen consent.
682 Ethnic processes and intergroup relations in contemporary Afghanistan . Papers presented at the Eleventh Annual Meeting of the Middle East Studies Association at New York City , November 10 , 1977. Organized and ed .
Author: Heather Bleaney
This up-to-date, comprehensive, thematically indexed bibliography devoted to Afghanistan now and yesterday will help readers to efficiently find their way in the massive secondary literature available.