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The Case for Withdrawal from Afghanistan - Nick Turse

The Case for Withdrawal from Afghanistan

By: Nick Turse (Editor), Tariq Ali (Contribution by), Andrew J. Bacevich (Contribution by)

Paperback | 17 August 2010 | Edition Number 1

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"A pathbreaking synthesis of American and Russian perspectives on the illusions of empire and the impossibility of `victory' in Afghanistan. As the contributors so eloquently emphasize, the only realistic and humane option can be spelled in three letters: O-U-T." Mike Davis

"A fascinating and essential guide which puts the war in Afghanistan in the context of its recent history and dispels propaganda stereotypes about how the US, Britain and their allies became involved."

Patrick Cockburn, author of The Occupation: War and Resistance in Iraq

Known as the graveyard of empires, Afghanistan has now been singled out as Obama's "just war," the destination for an additional thirty thousand US troops in an effort to shore up an increasingly desperate occupation. Nick Turse brings together a range of leading commentators, politicians, and military strategists to analyze America`s real motives and likely prospects. Through on-the-spot reporting, clear-headed analysis and historical comparison with Afghanistan`s previous occupiers---Britain and the Soviet Union, who also argued that they were fighting a just and winnable war---the Case for Withdrawal From Afghanistan carefully examines the current US strategy and offers sobering conclusions. This timely and focused collection aims at the hear of Obama's foreign policy and shows why it is so unlikely to succeed.
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Praise for The Complex Fascinating, no matter where you place yourself on the ideological spectrum.A" Wired Nick Turse has produced a brilliant expose of the Pentagon's pervasive influence in our lives.A" Chalmers Johnson A deeply disturbing audit of the Pentagon's influence on American life.A" Mike Davis Searing, investigative journalism ... The Complex is indispensable reading.A" Dahr Jamail

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