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The Resource Why we lost : a general's inside account of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, Daniel Bolger

Why we lost : a general's inside account of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, Daniel Bolger

Label
Why we lost : a general's inside account of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars
Title
Why we lost
Title remainder
a general's inside account of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Bolger
Title variation
General's inside account of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Over a thirty-five year career, Daniel Bolger rose through the army infantry to become a three-star general, commanding in both theaters of the U.S. campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan. He participated in meetings with top level military and civilian players, where strategy was made and managed. At the same time, he regularly carried a rifle alongside rank-and-file soldiers in combat actions, unusual for a general. Now, as a witness to all levels of military command, Bolger offers a unique assessment of these wars, from 9/11 to the final withdrawal from the region. Writing with hard-won experience and unflinching honesty, Bolger makes the firm case that in Iraq and in Afghanistan, we lost -- but we didn't have to. Intelligence was garbled. Key decision makers were blinded by spreadsheets or theories. And, at the root of our failure, we never really understood our enemy. Why We Lost is a timely, forceful, and compulsively readable account of these wars from a fresh and authoritative perspective
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
956.7044/3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS79.76
LC item number
.B653 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Why we lost : a general's inside account of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, Daniel Bolger
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"An Eamon Dolan Book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 438-485) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Apocalypse then -- Triumph : the Global War on Terrorism, September 2001 to April 2003. Harbingers ; 9/11 ; The Hindu Kush ; Anaconda ; A weapon of mass destruction ; Apocalypse then redux -- Hubris : the Iraq Campaign, April 2003 to December 2011. "Mission accomplished" ; What happened in Fallujah ; The color purple ; Implosion ; Malik Daoud ; Requiem on the Tigris -- Nemesis : the Afghan Campaign, April 2003 to December 2014. Undone ; The good war ; Taliban heartland ; Malik Daoud again ; Attrition ; Green on blue -- Infinite justice
Control code
ocn874969545
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xlii, 502 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9780544370487
Lccn
2014026908
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)874969545
Label
Why we lost : a general's inside account of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, Daniel Bolger
Publication
Note
"An Eamon Dolan Book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 438-485) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Apocalypse then -- Triumph : the Global War on Terrorism, September 2001 to April 2003. Harbingers ; 9/11 ; The Hindu Kush ; Anaconda ; A weapon of mass destruction ; Apocalypse then redux -- Hubris : the Iraq Campaign, April 2003 to December 2011. "Mission accomplished" ; What happened in Fallujah ; The color purple ; Implosion ; Malik Daoud ; Requiem on the Tigris -- Nemesis : the Afghan Campaign, April 2003 to December 2014. Undone ; The good war ; Taliban heartland ; Malik Daoud again ; Attrition ; Green on blue -- Infinite justice
Control code
ocn874969545
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xlii, 502 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9780544370487
Lccn
2014026908
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)874969545

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