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❮PDF❯ ✭ Little America ✩ Author Rajiv Chandrasekaran – Opel-rallye.de From the award winning author of Imperial Life in the Emerald City a riveting intimate account of America’s troubled war in Afghanistan When President Barack Obama ordered the surge of troops and aiFrom the award winning author of Imperial Life in the Emerald City a riveting intimate account of America’s troubled war in Afghanistan When President Barack Obama ordered the surge of troops and aid to Afghanistan Washington Post correspondent Rajiv Chandrasekaran followed He found the effort sabotaged not only by Afghan and Pakistani malfeasance but by infighting and incompetence within the American government a war cabinet arrested by vicious bickering among top national security aides; diplomats and aid workers who failed to deliver on their grand promises; generals who dispatched troops to the wrong places; and headstrong military leaders who sought a far expansive campaign than the White House wanted Through their bungling and uarreling they wound up suandering the firs.

T year of the surge Chandrasekaran explains how the United States has never understood Afghanistan—and probably never will During the Cold War American engineers undertook a massive development project across southern Afghanistan in an attempt to woo the country from Soviet influence They built dams and irrigation canals and they established a comfortable residential community known as Little America with a Western style school a coed community pool and a plush clubhouse—all of which embodied American and Afghan hopes for a bright future and a close relationship But in the late 1970s—after growing Afghan resistance and a Communist coup—the Americans abandoned the region to warlords and poppy farmers In one revelatory scene after another Chandrasekaran follows American.

little epub america kindle Little America epub Little America MOBIT year of the surge Chandrasekaran explains how the United States has never understood Afghanistan—and probably never will During the Cold War American engineers undertook a massive development project across southern Afghanistan in an attempt to woo the country from Soviet influence They built dams and irrigation canals and they established a comfortable residential community known as Little America with a Western style school a coed community pool and a plush clubhouse—all of which embodied American and Afghan hopes for a bright future and a close relationship But in the late 1970s—after growing Afghan resistance and a Communist coup—the Americans abandoned the region to warlords and poppy farmers In one revelatory scene after another Chandrasekaran follows American.

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PDF opel rallye.de Õ Little America Kindle Ñ Little America Kindle - Rajiv Chandrasekaran is an Indian American journalist He is currently assistant managing editor for continuous news at The Washington Post where he has worked since 1994 Originally from the San Francisco Bay area Chandrasekaran holds a degree in political science from Stanford University where he was editor in chief of The Stanford DailyAt The Post he has served as bureau chief in Baghdad C

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  1. Nick Lloyd Nick Lloyd says:

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  2. Ms.pegasus Ms.pegasus says:

    PDF opel rallye.de Õ Little America Kindle Ñ Little America Kindle - little epub, america kindle, Little America epub, Little America MOBIRajiv Chandrasekara reported on the war in Afghanistan for the Washington Post from 2009 to 2011 Most of his time was spent embedded with the marines in the embattled southern region of Helmand Province At one point he recalls “As I waded through waist high water in Marja I cursed the engineers of Little America The north south canals that Morrison Knudsen had constructed traversing the desert polder as straight arrow as the avenues of Manhattan were than irrigation marvels They were perfect defensive moats wide and deep enough to keep out MRAPS — the hulking mine r


  3. Mikey B. Mikey B. says:

    PDF opel rallye.de Õ Little America Kindle Ñ Little America Kindle - little epub, america kindle, Little America epub, Little America MOBIAn excellent look at the involvement of the US in Afghanistan in the last few years – particularly since the Obama administration took over in 2009Mr Chandrasekaran outlines the disconnects that exist at all levels between the US government and the military between the US civilians in Afghanistan and the US military and even between the US army and US marines – who have a go it alone approach For example some civilian groups wanted to supply and aid Afghan farmers to cultivate cotton which was feasible in many areas – but groups affiliated with the US government objected because cotton is a protected crop grown by the US and this would cause they say unnecessary or illegal competitionWe are also told of the disdain that most levels of the Obama administration have for Hamid Karzai – and with reason – the corruption the drug smuggling and the


  4. Chris Chris says:

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    PDF opel rallye.de Õ Little America Kindle Ñ Little America Kindle - little epub, america kindle, Little America epub, Little America MOBI42817 kindle a library loan and at 58% completei chose this title one because the author's name suggests a prism that perhaps is without the taint so common in the usa today chandrasekaran is american i assume judging from the little i read about his author's biography but i read another to do with afghanistan No Good Men Among the Living America the Taliban and the War through Afghan Eyes an though i can't say for cert


  6. T. Fowler T. Fowler says:

    PDF opel rallye.de Õ Little America Kindle Ñ Little America Kindle - little epub, america kindle, Little America epub, Little America MOBIThis book could have been sub titled “How to Lose a War;” or perhaps “Why has Everybody Screwed Up This War So Badly? “ This is the sinking thought a reader gets as Washington Post Journalist Rajiv Chandrasakaran argues in his book Little America that America’s recent surge in troops foreign service and foreign aid workers and huge investments of money have failed to turn the war in Afghanistan around He begins his narrative with the interesting history of America’s previous attempts to make changes in Afghanistan going back as far as 1951 when they tried to transform the arid lands of the Helmand River valley into a model farming community Despite the infusion of tens of millions of dollars over a twenty year period numerous attempts failed to make any significant change And when the author returns in 2009 he finds that the same ineptitude lack of vision and bureaucratic attitude is leading to failure again What makes it worse now is t


  7. Nick Nick says:

    PDF opel rallye.de Õ Little America Kindle Ñ Little America Kindle - little epub, america kindle, Little America epub, Little America MOBIAnother great job of interpretive analytical reporting bu Chandrasekaran I wish my years in the US Foreign Service did not reinforce the failures of accountability cooperation and strategic thought and action that he documents Unfortunately everything he writes rings true More people outside the Beltway should read this book and then demand change based on its lessons


  8. Aloke Aloke says:

    PDF opel rallye.de Õ Little America Kindle Ñ Little America Kindle - little epub, america kindle, Little America epub, Little America MOBIFurther reading the Afghanistan Papers series in wapo by Craig Whitlock I was not too surprised as Chandrasekaran’s book from 2012 has many of the same themes


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    PDF opel rallye.de Õ Little America Kindle Ñ Little America Kindle - little epub, america kindle, Little America epub, Little America MOBIThere’s an argument to be made that Little America serves as a solid third act in the seuence on US involvement in Afghanistan that starts with Ghost Wars and continues through The Looming Tower While the first of these two Pul


  10. Raghu Raghu says:

    PDF opel rallye.de Õ Little America Kindle Ñ Little America Kindle - little epub, america kindle, Little America epub, Little America MOBIThis book seeks to analyze the Obama administration's approach and conduct of the war in Afghanistan between 2009 and 2012 At the outset I must confess that I am perhaps not the right person to review a book such as this The reason is that I hate wars I don't believe they solve any of mankind's major problems Nothing seems worth the price paid in terms of young promising lives on the battlefield and hospitals Nor is the resultant trauma brought on their parents and other family members for the remainder of their lives not to speak of the destabilization of peoples' lives wastage of resources and destruction in life limb and property I am drawn to seeking solutions where nations would swallow their pride and ego and seek a less violent solutio


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