In the graveyard of empires : America's war in Afghanistan
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New York : W.W. Norton, [2009].
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Shirlington Adult Nonfiction
958.1047 JONES
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958.1047 JONES
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First edition.
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xxxiv, 414 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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English
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0393068986, 9780393068986

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"Following the September 11 attacks, the United States successfully overthrew the Taliban regime in Afghanistan. The U.S. established security throughout the country--killing, capturing, or scattering most of al Qa'ida's senior operatives--and Afghanistan finally began to emerge from more than two decades of struggle and conflict. But Jones argues that as early as 2001, planning for the Iraq War siphoned resources and personnel, undermining the gains that had been made. Jones introduces us to key figures on both sides of the war. He then analyzes the insurgency from a historical and structural point of view, showing how a rising drug trade, poor security forces, and pervasive corruption undermined the Karzai government, while Americans abandoned a successful strategy, failed to provide the necessary support, and allowed a growing sanctuary for insurgents in Pakistan to catalyze the Taliban resurgence"--From publisher description.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Jones, S. G. (2009). In the graveyard of empires: America's war in Afghanistan. First edition. New York: W.W. Norton.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Jones, Seth G., 1972-. 2009. In the Graveyard of Empires: America's War in Afghanistan. New York: W.W. Norton.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Jones, Seth G., 1972-, In the Graveyard of Empires: America's War in Afghanistan. New York: W.W. Norton, 2009.

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Jones, Seth G. In the Graveyard of Empires: America's War in Afghanistan. First edition. New York: W.W. Norton, 2009. Print.

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