Category Archives: Afghanistan

Aspiration and Ambivalence

Title:                      Aspiration and Ambivalence Author:                 Vanda Felbab-Brown Felbab-Brown, Vanda (2013). Aspiration and Ambivalence: Strategies and Realities of Counterinsurgency and State Building in Afghanistan. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press LCCN:    2012040225 DS371.4 .F45 2013 Subjects Counterinsurgency–Afghanistan. Internal security–Afghanistan. Nation-building–Afghanistan. Date … Continue reading

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An lmpossible Situation

Title:                      An lmpossible Situation Author:                 Barbara Spier Spier, Barbara (2013) and Del Spier. An lmpossible Situation: A True Story of Patriotism, Dedication, And Retribution While Helping America Rebuild Afghanistan. Charleston, SC: Advantage LCCN:    2013941697 DS371.4 .S728 2013 Subjects Postwar … Continue reading

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What We Won

Title:                      What We Won Author:                 Bruce Riedel Riedel, Bruce (2014). What We Won: America’s Secret War in Afghanistan, 1979-1989. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press LCCN:    2014011190 E183.8.A3 R54 2014 Contents Introduction and acknowledgments — Part 1. The players — … Continue reading

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88 Days to Kandahar

Title:                      88 Days to Kandahar Author:                 Robert L Grenier Grenier, Robert (2015). 88 Days to Kandahar: A CIA Diary. New York: Simon & Schuster LCCN:    2014036555 DS371.413 .G75 2015 Subjects Grenier, Robert (Robert L.) United States. Central Intelligence Agency–Biography. … Continue reading

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Jawbreaker

Title:                      Jawbreaker Author:                 Gary Berntsen Berntsen, Gary (2005) and Ralph Pezzullo. Jawbreaker: The Attack on Bin Laden And Al Qaeda: A Personal Account By The CIA’s Key Field Commander. New York: Crown Publishers LCCN:    2005018377 JK468.I6 B427 2005 Contents … Continue reading

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The Last Warlord

Title:                      The Last Warlord Author:                 Brian Glyn Williams PhD Williams, Brian Glyn (2013). The Last Warlord: The Life and Legend of Dostum, the Afghan Warrior Who Led US Special Forces to Topple the Taliban Regime. Chicago, IL: Chicago Review … Continue reading

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The Wars of Afghanistan

Title:                      The Wars of Afghanistan Author:                 Peter Tomsen Tomsen, Peter (2011). The Wars of Afghanistan: Messianic Terrorism, Tribal Conflicts, And The Failures of Great Powers. New York: PublicAffairs LCCN:    2010053194 DS357.5 .T66 2011 Subjects Terrorism–Afghanistan. Messianism–Afghanistan. Islam and politics–Afghanistan. … Continue reading

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