By Rajiv Chandrasekaran
A New York Times striking Book
A Washington Post outstanding Book
A St. Louis Post-Dispatch top publication of the Year
The writer of the acclaimed bestseller and nationwide publication Award finalist, Imperial lifestyles within the Emerald City, tells the startling, behind-the-scenes tale of the US’s political and armed forces misadventure in Afghanistan. during this meticulously pronounced and illuminating ebook, Rajiv Chandrasekaran specializes in southern Afghanistan within the yr of President Obama’s surge, and divulges the epic tug of struggle that happened among the president and an army that more and more went its personal method. The profound ramifications this political conflict had at the zone and the realm are laid naked via a forged of interesting characters—disillusioned and inept diplomats, pissed off squaddies, headstrong officers—who performed a component within the strategy of pumping American funds and infantrymen into Afghan nation-building. What emerges in Little America is an in depth photo of unsavory compromise—warlords who have been to be marginalized without warning embraced, the Karzai relations reworked from foe to pal, struggling with corruption not a most sensible priority—and a enterprise that turned politically, financially, and strategically unsustainable.