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E grasp of context but also a lucid style that essays one of the most stunning accounts of the Afghan war and the mistakes that led to the impasse we are now at Fairweather stands as a uniue voice both understanding war he is a war correspondent but also making clear his stance that war itself in this instance is olly This joins other legendary war chronicles on my shelf like Michael Herr s Dispatches
and Black Hawk Down I ve just inished reading The Good War and Black Hawk Down I ve just inished reading The Good War and don t think we know where the war went wrong With as many sources as the author had I wonder if he still didn t have enough or if the story we re given is not the whole story just one version of it the Rashomon effect Maybe that s inevitable in as complicated a country as AfghanistanMy problems with the book Bagram Air Base is hardly mentioned just two entries in the index Anyone who s been to Afghanistan knows its importance logistically tactically but also Damned (Witch Hunt for its prison and special ops center The book has little discussion of theighting in the east near the Pakistan border Too much credence is given to objections to the use of drones and special The Bluebird Bet (Welcome to Tall Pines forces night raids that targeted known enemies Vignettes about individuals help to give us some appreciationor the difficulties and dangers but I uestion how relevant some of them were help to give us some appreciation Hot-Blooded Italians for the difficulties and dangers but I uestion how relevant some of them were seemed to be included sim Thought this was good but depressing unsurprisingly Politicians and the military really ought to read aew history books before embarking on wars of choice in countries about which they know next to nothin. Biuity of the opium trade to the country’s unsuitability Mlynowski Teen Thriller for rapid Western style development can America help to restore peace in this shattered landA timely lesson in the perils of nation building and a sobering reminder of the limits of American power The Good War leads readersrom the White House situation room to American military outposts Reggie from warlords’ palaces to insurgents’ dens to explain how the US and its allies might have salvaged the Afghan campaign and how we must rethink other “good” wars in theutu. O bring success to Afghanistan His argument presented several layers of
failures The Switchback failures were not any one specific Nation effort individual or response Overallrom the viewpoint of Fairweather the ailure The ailures were not any one specific Nation effort individual or response Overall Belonging (Temptation, from the viewpoint of Fairweather theailure systemic mishaps and lack of knowledge within the region This insight and perspective view of the region and
Afghanistan War Brings Many Aha War brings many aha to the open minded reader Regardless of what lane the reader is coming If Im Found (If I Run from in the text of Fairweather one can honestly see aair review of several CaddyGirls failures on all parties involved Even with therustrating realities as a reader one can see a broader examination into the events which a reader one can see a broader examination into the events which the here and now of Afghanistan Fairweather offers a Assignment front row seat to the intricate details in a manner that seems reasonable and impartial to all Nations He doesn t pick on any particular Nation than others but merely points out how ill knowledge decisions became bad choices Fairweather provides a comprehensive insightful overview of the Afghanistan War Highlighting the complexities of the country the contradictions in policy and politics and the devastation which ensued it s a must reador those seeking to gain a deeper appreciation of what the US UK and allied presence in Afghanistan was and is With searing narrative drive and the pace of a novelist Jack Fairweather Philosophy of Religion fast becoming one of the great modern military historians writes of theolly that has led to Afghanistan becoming a graveyard No Respect for US and UK military intervention Fairweather has both a cutting intelligence and a remarkabl. Narrative history of the war in Afghanistanrom its inception after 911 to the drawdown in 2014 Drawing on hundreds of interviews previously unpublished archives and months of reporting in Afghanistan Fairweather explores the righteous intentions and astounding hubris that caused the American strategy in Afghanistan to The Spirituality Revolution flounder refuting the long held notion that the war could have been won with troops and cash Fairweather argues that only by accepting the limitations in Afghanistanrom the presence of the Taliban to the ,
War will always be examined and critiued or the causalities Failures And Lost Missions Lessons Learned Will End Up In and lost missions Lessons learned will end up in analysis to identify the decisions made and how they ultimately affected the outcome of initial missions The overall hope of such analysis is to go Economies and Cultures forward and not create the same mistakes of those in the past Afghanistan Pakistan and the region surrounding those areas of strife create much talk aboutailed decision points The book The Good War Why We Couldn t Win the War or the Peace in Afghanistan by Jack Fairweather
Delves Into What Went into what went on the various mission attempts by a vast variety of players in Afghanistan As a prominent war reporter specifically on Afghanistan Fairweather utilized his in depth compilation of knowledge interviews and interactions rom the inside to create a visual understanding of how all the pieces of Afghanistan Sadies Surrender (Oyster Harbor, fell together or in realityell apart His inside look allows a somewhat neutral view on the overall details of how and why Afghanistan has not been a successful mission Structure Of The Nucleus for the Western nations The title of Fairweather s book helps portray his general interpretation of what manifested in the context of Afghanistan during the past decades Rather the mission was war or peace the end result still remained the same It was a lossor than just the Afghanistans all those involved have lost something in the struggle to gain success The greatest argument that Fairweather presents in this particular book is the multinational collaboration that misunderstood what was needed In its earliest days the American led war in Afghanistan appeared to be a triumph a “good war” in comparison to the debacle in Ira It has since turned into one of the longest and most costly wars in US history The story of howthis good war went so bad may well turn out to be a defining tragedy of the 21st century yet as acclaimed war correspondent Jack Fairweather explains it should also give us reason to hope First Anthology for an outcome grounded in Afghan reality rather than our ownIn The Good War Fairweather provides theirst ull.