Hardcover Ó Little America PDF Ì

➾ Little America Download ➹ Author Rajiv Chandrasekaran – Nessville.me From the award winning author of Imperial Life in the Emerald City a riveting intimate account of America’s troubled war in Afghanistan When President Barack Obama ordered the surge of troops and aiLittle America Download Author Rajiv Chandrasekaran Nessville.me From the award winning author of Imperial Life in the Emerald City a riveting intimate account of America’s troubled war in Afghanistan When President Barack Obama ordered the surge of troops and ai From the award winning author of Imperial Life in the Emerald City a riveting intimate account of America’s troubled war in Afghanistan When President Barack Obama ordered the surge of troops and aid to Afghanistan Washington Post correspondent Rajiv Chandrasekaran followed He found the effort sabotaged not only by Afghan and Pakistani malfeasance but by infighting and incompetence within the American government a war cabinet arrested by vicious bickering among top national security aides; diplomats and aid workers who failed to deliver on their grand promises; generals who dispatche.

D troops to the wrong places; and headstrong military leaders who sought a far expansive campaign than the White House wanted Through their bungling and uarreling they wound up suandering the first year of the surge Chandrasekaran explains how the United States has never understood Afghanistan—and probably never will During the Cold War American engineers undertook a massive development project across southern Afghanistan in an attempt to woo the country from Soviet influence They built dams and irrigation canals and they established a comfortable residential community known as Little America with a Western style school a coed community pool and a plush clubhouse—all of which embodied American and Afghan hopes for a bright future and a close relationship But in the late s—after growing Afghan resistance and a Communist coup—the Americans abandoned the region to.

little ebok america book Little America eBookD troops to the wrong places; and headstrong military leaders who sought a far expansive campaign than the White House wanted Through their bungling and uarreling they wound up suandering the first year of the surge Chandrasekaran explains how the United States has never understood Afghanistan—and probably never will During the Cold War American engineers undertook a massive development project across southern Afghanistan in an attempt to woo the country from Soviet influence They built dams and irrigation canals and they established a comfortable residential community known as Little America with a Western style school a coed community pool and a plush clubhouse—all of which embodied American and Afghan hopes for a bright future and a close relationship But in the late s—after growing Afghan resistance and a Communist coup—the Americans abandoned the region to.

Hardcover  Ó Little America PDF Ì

Hardcover Ó Little America PDF Ì Rajiv Chandrasekaran is an Indian American journalist He is currently assistant managing editor for continuous news at The Washington Post where he has worked since Originally from the San Francisco Bay area Chandrasekaran holds a degree in political science from Stanford University where he was editor in chief of The Stanford DailyAt The Post he has served as bureau chief in Baghdad C.

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  1. Nick Lloyd Nick Lloyd says:

    Hardcover Ó Little America PDF Ì little ebok, america book, Little America eBookI would have rated this book better but there are a few things I feel the author got wrong Overall I would say this is an excellent history of the Afghan war circa 2008 2011 He delves deep into the political and diplomatic situation as well as the philosophical debate within the military regarding counterinsurgency; all necessary discussions for a proper history However as a veteran of 52 Stryker Brigade I saw a lot of this happen personally and feel reality was slightly different in several instances He is absolutely right that the senior commanders in southern Afghanistan did not like Colonel Tunnell He was not a fan of Petraeus style COIN believing instead in an antiuated fringe philosophy of counter guerrilla operations We were dubbed by him a counter guerrilla brigade


  2. Ms.pegasus Ms.pegasus says:

    Hardcover Ó Little America PDF Ì little ebok, america book, Little America eBookRajiv Chandrasekara reported on the war in Afghanistan for the Washington Post from 2009 to 2011 Most of his time was spent embedded with the marines in the embattled southern region of Helmand Province At one point he recalls “As I waded through waist high water in Marja I c


  3. Mikey B. Mikey B. says:

    Hardcover Ó Little America PDF Ì little ebok, america book, Little America eBookAn excellent look at the involvement of the US in Afghanistan in the last few years – particularly since the Obama administration took over in 2009Mr Chandrasekaran outlines the disconnects that exist at all levels between the US government and the military between the US civilians in Afghanistan and the US military and even between the US army and US marines – who have a go it alone approach For example some civilian groups wanted to supply and aid Afghan farmers to cultivate cotton which was feasible in many areas – but groups affiliated with the US government objected because co


  4. Chris Chris says:

    Hardcover Ó Little America PDF Ì little ebok, america book, Little America eBookI didn't want to read this book I've read enough books about the topic But my cousin sent me her copy and I devoured it in a day or two It didn't leave me depressed but very angry at the incompetence of our goverment particulary USAID and the State Department Marines and soldiers are dying and energy is being spent fighting each other than the enemy whoever that might be military vs civilian NSC vs Holbrooke and on and on Some real heroes in this book fighting the bureacracy but they are too few We could have easily replaced opium with cotton but USAID wouldn't allow it This will be the THE book on Afghanistan during Obama's watch It doesn't cover the whole country but it gives you a micro picture in one province and a good seat at the big picture table as well I learned much about how the Marines got involved in Helmand Province and the fragile nature of our relationship with the Brits and their lack of aggressiveness was surprising The monumental


  5. wally wally says:

    Hardcover Ó Little America PDF Ì little ebok, america book, Little America eBook42817 kindle a library loan and at 58% completei chose this title one because the author's name suggests a prism that perhaps is without the taint so common in the usa today chandrasekaran is american i assume judging from the little i read about his author's biography but i read another to do with afghanistan No Good Men Among the Living America the Taliban and the War through Afghan Eyes an though i can't say for certain gopal's residency the name alone suggested to me he does not have a dog in that fight all in all it was a good read informative and i've been reading other titles Dirty Wars The World is a Battlefield Left of Boom How a Young CIA Case Officer Penetrated the Taliban and Al aeda looking for informationto explain our protracted presence in afghanistan and so this oneeach one i've read has complimented the previous has raised uestions that didn't occur until i read another has supplied information that explains much my everlasting uestion what are


  6. T. Fowler T. Fowler says:

    Hardcover Ó Little America PDF Ì little ebok, america book, Little America eBookThis book could have been sub titled “How to Lose a War;” or perhaps “Why has Everybody Screwed Up This War So Badly “ This is the sinking thought a reader gets as Washington Post Journalist Rajiv Chandrasakaran argues in his book Little America that America’s recent surge in troops foreign service and foreign aid workers and huge investments of money have failed to turn the war in Afghanistan around He begins his narrative with the interesting history of America’s previous attempts to make changes in Afghanistan going back as far as 1951 when they tried to transform the arid lands of the Helmand River valley into a model farming community Despite the infusion of tens of millions of dollars over a twenty year period numerous attempts failed to make any significant c


  7. Nick Nick says:

    Hardcover Ó Little America PDF Ì little ebok, america book, Little America eBookAnother great job of interpretive analytical reporting bu Chandrasekaran I wish my years in the US Foreign Service did not reinforce the failures of accountability cooperation and strategic thought and action that he documents Unfortunately everything he writes rings true More people outside the


  8. Aloke Aloke says:

    Hardcover Ó Little America PDF Ì little ebok, america book, Little America eBookFurther reading the Afghanistan Papers series in wapo by Craig Whitlock I was not too surprised as Chandrasekaran’s book from 2012 has many of the same themes


  9. billyskye billyskye says:

    Hardcover Ó Little America PDF Ì little ebok, america book, Little America eBookThere’s an argument to be made that Little America serves as a solid third act in the seuence on US involvement in Afghanistan that starts with Ghost Wars and continues through The Looming Tower While the first of these two Pulitzer winning accounts focuses on America’s role in the Soviet invasion and the second details events surrounding the September 11th attacks Rajiv Chandrasekaran’s attention is drawn to the decade following the fall of the twin towers The product is well reported and thorough It serves as a testament to America’s often clumsy attempts at ‘nation building’ in Helmand and Kandahar It is also a case study of Murphy’s Law Mr Chandrasekaran’s primary preoccupation is with the people behind the policies and actions that soured America’s ‘good war’ By his telling there is plenty o


  10. Raghu Raghu says:

    Hardcover Ó Little America PDF Ì little ebok, america book, Little America eBookThis book seeks to analyze the Obama administration's approach and conduct of the war in Afghanistan between 2009 and 2012 At the outset I must confess that I am perhaps not the right person to review a book such as this The reason is that I hate wars I don't believe they solve any of mankind's major problems Nothing seems worth the price paid in terms of young promising lives on the battlefield and hospitals Nor is the resultant


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