By Anand Gopal
Told during the lives of 3 Afghans, the beautiful story of the way the U.S. had triumph in sight in Afghanistan—and then introduced the Taliban again from the dead
In a panoramic chronicle, acclaimed journalist Anand Gopal lines in brilliant element the lives of 3 Afghans stuck in America's battle on terror. He follows a Taliban commander, who rises from scrawny youngster to top rebel; a US-backed warlord, who makes use of the yank army to achieve own wealth and tool; and a village housewife trapped among the 2 facets, who discovers the devastating expense of neutrality.
Through their dramatic tales, Gopal indicates that the Afghan conflict, so frequently considered as a hopeless quagmire, might actually have long gone very in a different way. most sensible Taliban leaders truly attempted to give up inside months of the united states invasion, renouncing all political task and filing to the hot govt. successfully, the Taliban ceased to exist—yet the americans have been unwilling to just accept any such turnaround. as a substitute, pushed by way of fake intelligence from their allies and an unyielding mandate to struggle terrorism, American forces persevered to press the clash, resurrecting the insurgency that persists to at the present time.
With its intimate money owed of existence in war-torn Afghanistan, Gopal's completely unique reporting lays naked the workings of America's longest struggle and the reality in the back of its lengthy ache. A heartbreaking tale of errors and misdeeds, No solid males one of the Living demanding situations our ordinary perceptions of the Afghan clash, its sufferers, and its intended winners.
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No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War through Afghan Eyes by Anand Gopal