The hardest place : the American military adrift in Afghanistan's Pech Valley
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New York : Random House, [2021].
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958.104742 MORGA

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Book
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First edition.
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xxvi, 644 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 25 cm
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English
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9780812995060, 0812995066

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 519-620) and index.
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"When we think of the war in Afghanistan, chances are we're thinking of a small, remote corner of the country where American military action has been concentrated: the Pech and its tributary valleys in Kunar and Nuristan provinces. The rugged, steep terrain and thick forests made the region a natural hiding spot for targets in the American war on terror, from Osama bin Laden to the Islamic State, and it has been the site of constant U.S. military activity for nearly two decades. Even as the U.S. presence in Afghanistan transitions to a drone war, the Pech has remained at the center of it, a testbed for a new method of remote warfare. Wesley Morgan, who grew up with the war, observing it closely, first visited the Pech in 2010, while he was still a college student embedding with military units as a freelancer. By then, the Pech and its infamous tributary the Korengal had become emblematic of the war, but Morgan found that few of the troops fighting there could explain how or when their remote outposts had been built. In The Hardest Place, he unravels the history those troops didn't know, captures the culture and reality of the war through both American and Afghan eyes, and reports on the snowballing American missteps that made each unit's job harder than the last as storied outfits like Marines, paratroopers, Rangers, Green Berets, and SEALs all took their turn... As the war drags on through its third presidential administration, Morgan concludes that we've created a status quo that could last forever in the Pech, always in search of the next target"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Morgan, W. (2021). The hardest place: the American military adrift in Afghanistan's Pech Valley (First edition.). Random House.

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Morgan, Wesley. 2021. The Hardest Place: The American Military Adrift in Afghanistan's Pech Valley. New York: Random House.

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Morgan, Wesley. The Hardest Place: The American Military Adrift in Afghanistan's Pech Valley New York: Random House, 2021.

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Morgan, Wesley. The Hardest Place: The American Military Adrift in Afghanistan's Pech Valley First edition., Random House, 2021.

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