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The Resource The long war : the inside story of America and Afghanistan since 9/11, David Loyn

The long war : the inside story of America and Afghanistan since 9/11, David Loyn

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The long war : the inside story of America and Afghanistan since 9/11
Title
The long war
Title remainder
the inside story of America and Afghanistan since 9/11
Statement of responsibility
David Loyn
Title variation
Inside story of America and Afghanistan since 9/11
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"As troops pull out of Afghanistan at the end of America's longest war, The Long War uncovers the failures at the start that set the scene for this prolonged conflict. Three American presidents tried to defeat the Taliban--sending 150,000 international troops at the peak and spending a trillion dollars. But early policy mistakes that allowed Osama bin Laden to escape made the task far harder. Deceived by easy victories, they backed ruthless corrupt local allies and misspent aid. The story of The Long War is told by the Generals who led it through the hardest years of combat as surges of international troops tried to turn the tide. Generals including David Petraeus, Stanley McChrystal, Joe Dunford and John Allen were tested in battle as never before. With the reputation of a "warrior monk" McChrystal was considered one of the most gifted military leaders of his generation. He was one of two Generals to be fired in this most public of commands. Holding together the coalition of countries who joined America's fight in Afghanistan was just one part of the multi-dimensional puzzle faced by the Generals, as they fought an elusive and determined enemy while responsible for thousands of young American and allied lives. The Long War goes behind the scenes of their command and of the Afghan government. The fourth president to take on the war, Joe Biden, pulled troops out in 2021 twenty years after 9/11 while the conflict still raged, a decision with unforeseeable consequences."--
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Loyn, David
Dewey number
958.104/7373
Illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
  • photographs
Index
index present
LC call number
DS371.412
LC item number
.L696 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Afghan War, 2001-
Label
The long war : the inside story of America and Afghanistan since 9/11, David Loyn
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
[x], 453 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250128423
Lccn
2021026568
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color photographs, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)on1255524901
Label
The long war : the inside story of America and Afghanistan since 9/11, David Loyn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
[x], 453 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250128423
Lccn
2021026568
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color photographs, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)on1255524901

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