FRONTLINE AFGHANISTAN: THE DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND by MIKE RYAN

FRONTLINE AFGHANISTAN: THE DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND

byMIKE RYAN

Kobo ebook | March 10, 2014

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THIS BANG-UP-TO-DATE BOOK IS SLICK AND TO THE POINT.....THE TITLE'S CLARITY AND HONESTY WILL APPEAL TO ALL RANKS --- SOLDIER MAGAZINE 

HERE, WITH MORE THAN 200 IMAGES, MIKE RYAN ASSESSES THE STATE OF THIS WAR-RAVAGED NATION AND CONSIDERS THE CURRENT ROLE OF COALITION TROOPS AND THE PROGRESS TO DATE -- BRITAIN AT WAR 

THE CHAPTERS ARE INTELLIGENTLY ORGANISED AROUND THE VARIOUS ASPECTS, FROM EQUIPMENT TO FIELD MEDICINE TO THE "BIGGER PICTURE" OF THE CONFLICT. THE LATTER SECTION TAKES FIRST HAND ACCOUNTS FROM THE VARIOUS LEVELS OF COMMAND DURING OPERATION 
PANTHERS CLAW IN THE SUMER OF 2009. THESE ARE THEMSELVES VERY INTERESTING, AND THE EXTENSIVE NUMBER OF PHOTOGRAPHS ARE ALSO VERY EFFECTIVE IN DEMONSTRATING JUST WHAT IT MEANS TO FIGHTING IN SUCH INHOSPITABLE TERRAIN --- BOOKGEEKS 

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Since the launch of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2001, Afghanistan has rarely been out of the news. Thousands of coalition soldiers have died, and many times that number of Afghan civilians. The country is in the process of rebuilding, and yet the fighting continues. Following the success of his previous, Battlefield Afghanistan: The Hurt Locker, Mike Ryan looks at the state of this war-ravaged nation and where everything is leading. He considers the current role of coalition and ANA troops and the progress being made, or not being made as the case all to often seems. The author has unrivalled access not to commanding officers, but also to boots on the ground. With more than 200 colour photographs and analysis of the situation from those actually doing the fighting. Frontline Afghanistan may help the reader to make up his or her mind about the legitimacy of the conflict and the possible way forward. 

This is a different kind of fight. We must conduct classic counterinsurgency operations in an environment that is uniquely complex. Our strategy cannot be focused on seizing terrain or destroying insurgent forces; our objective must be the population ----- Resources will not win this war but under-resourcing could lose it. General Stanley Mc Chrystal 

our backing of the Afghan government in its current form continues to distance the government from the people. Matthew P. Hoh, former US Marine officer, resigning as senior American civillian representative in Zabul province, November 2009. 

As the death toll rises, who is right? Frontine Afghanistan provides a visual record of what is happening now plus the analysis of commanders in the field. It might help you make up your mind.

 

Title:FRONTLINE AFGHANISTAN: THE DEVIL'S PLAYGROUNDFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 10, 2014Publisher:AVPROLanguage:English

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