The Dogs Are Eating Them Now: Our War in Afghanistan

by Graeme Smith

Knopf Canada | September 24, 2013 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

The Dogs Are Eating Them Now: Our War in Afghanistan is rated 4 out of 5 by 1.
For readers of War by Sebastian Junger, We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families by Philip Gourevitch, and The Forever War by Dexter Filkins: The Dogs Are Eating Them Now is a raw, uncensored account of the war in Afghanistan from a brilliant young reporter who for several years was the only Western journalist brave enough to live full-time in the dangerous southern region.

The Dogs are Eating Them Now
is a highly personal narrative of our war in Afghanistan and how it went dangerously wrong. Written by a respected and fearless former foreign correspondent who has won multiple awards for his journalism (including an Emmy for the video series "Talking with the Taliban") this is a gripping account of modern warfare that takes you into back alleys, cockpits and prisons--telling stories that would have endangered his life had he published this book while still working as a journalist.

From the corruption of law enforcement agents and the tribal nature of the local power structure to the economics of the drug trade and the frequent blunders of foreign troops, this is the no-holds-barred story from a leading expert on the insurgency. Smith draws on his unmatched compassion and a rare ability to cut through the noise and see the broader truths to give us a bold and candid look at the Taliban's continued influence--and at the mistakes, catastrophes and ultimate failure of the West's best intentions.

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Published: September 24, 2013

Publisher: Knopf Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0307366898

ISBN - 13: 9780307366894

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Are We Winning the War in Souithern Afghanistan? Another journalist - Graeme Smith - has written of his experiences covering the insurgency in Afghanistan while working as a journalist for the Toronto Globe and Mail. Travelling independently, taking great risks at times, admitting his fear when he finds himself in dangerous situations, he provides a unique personal viewpoint covering the period 2005 to 2011 about the situation in Afghanistan. He is very careful about not criticising Canadian troops and their efforts which he admires. But he searches hard to find whether the strategies and programs being implemented by Western governments and militaries are succeeding against the forces of insurgency - which include corrupt officials, drug mafias, and dissatisified Pashtun villagers, all of which he personally encounters. The answers he finds too often contradict the official press releases, leaving him with a troubled outlook for the future of Afghanistan. He has remained in Kabul working for the International Crisis Group. Anyone trying to understand the enormously complex issues in Afghanistan should read this book.
Date published: 2013-10-08

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The Dogs Are Eating Them Now: Our War in Afghanistan

by Graeme Smith

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: September 24, 2013

Publisher: Knopf Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0307366898

ISBN - 13: 9780307366894

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For readers of War by Sebastian Junger, We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families by Philip Gourevitch, and The Forever War by Dexter Filkins: The Dogs Are Eating Them Now is a raw, uncensored account of the war in Afghanistan from a brilliant young reporter who for several years was the only Western journalist brave enough to live full-time in the dangerous southern region.

The Dogs are Eating Them Now
is a highly personal narrative of our war in Afghanistan and how it went dangerously wrong. Written by a respected and fearless former foreign correspondent who has won multiple awards for his journalism (including an Emmy for the video series "Talking with the Taliban") this is a gripping account of modern warfare that takes you into back alleys, cockpits and prisons--telling stories that would have endangered his life had he published this book while still working as a journalist.

From the corruption of law enforcement agents and the tribal nature of the local power structure to the economics of the drug trade and the frequent blunders of foreign troops, this is the no-holds-barred story from a leading expert on the insurgency. Smith draws on his unmatched compassion and a rare ability to cut through the noise and see the broader truths to give us a bold and candid look at the Taliban's continued influence--and at the mistakes, catastrophes and ultimate failure of the West's best intentions.
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