By Douglas A. Wissing
According to this e-book, the US has already misplaced the warfare. whereas accomplishing wide learn and fieldwork in Afghanistan’s conflict zones, a drumbeat of off-the-record and offhand comments pointed the writer to at least one end: "We blew it." The sentiment was once even blazoned throughout a US army fortification, because the writer observed at ahead working Base Mehtar Lam in insurgency-wracked Laghman Province: "I glanced over at a concrete blast barrier whereas expecting a helicopter," Wissing says. "Someone had spray-painted in jagged letters: ‘The online game. You misplaced It.’"
The author’s brilliant narrative takes the reader all the way down to floor point in frontline Afghanistan. It attracts at the voices of enormous quantities of wrestle infantrymen, traditional Afghans, inner most contractors, relief staff, foreign experts, and executive officers. From those contacts it turned obviously transparent, because the writer information, that American taxpayer money were flowing into Taliban coffers, courtesy of scandalously mismanaged US improvement and counterinsurgency courses, with calamitous army and social consequences.
This is the 1st e-book to aspect the poisonous include of yank policymakers and careerists, Afghan kleptocrats, and the opportunistic Taliban. the outcome? US taxpayers were footing the invoice for either side of a disastrous Afghanistan war.
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