Why We Lost: A General's Inside Account of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars by Daniel BolgerWhy We Lost: A General's Inside Account of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars by Daniel Bolger

Why We Lost: A General's Inside Account of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars

byDaniel Bolger

Paperback | November 17, 2015

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Over his thirty-five year career, Daniel Bolger rose through the ranks of the army infantry to become a three-star general, commanding in both Afghanistan and Iraq. Perhaps more than anyone else, he was witness to the full extent of the wars, from 9/11 to withdrawal from the region. Not only did Bolger participate in top-level planning and strategy meetings, but he also regularly carried a rifle alongside soldiers in combat actions. Writing with hard-won experience and unflinching honesty, he argues that while we lost in Iraq and Afghanistan we did not have to. Intelligence was garbled. Key decision makers were blinded by spreadsheets or theories. And 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.
DANIEL BOLGER completed thirty-five years in the U.S. Army, retiring as a lieutenant general in 2013, having held command posts in Iraq and Afghanistan. His military awards include five Bronze Star medals (one for valor) and the Combat Action Badge.
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Title:Why We Lost: A General's Inside Account of the Iraq and Afghanistan WarsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:560 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 1.42 inPublished:November 17, 2015Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0544570413

ISBN - 13:9780544570412

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I am glad to see someone of [Bolger's] caliber tackling this subject." - Tom Ricks, ForeignPolicy.com"