By Rajiv Chandrasekaran
A New York Times impressive Book
A Washington Post striking Book
A St. Louis Post-Dispatch most sensible e-book of the Year
The writer of the acclaimed bestseller and nationwide ebook Award finalist, Imperial existence within the Emerald City, tells the startling, behind-the-scenes tale of the US’s political and army misadventure in Afghanistan. during this meticulously suggested and illuminating booklet, Rajiv Chandrasekaran specializes in southern Afghanistan within the 12 months of President Obama’s surge, and divulges the epic tug of battle that happened among the president and an army that more and more went its personal means. The profound ramifications this political conflict had at the zone and the realm are laid naked via a solid of interesting characters—disillusioned and inept diplomats, pissed off infantrymen, headstrong officers—who performed an element within the strategy of pumping American funds and infantrymen into Afghan nation-building. What emerges in Little America is a close photo of unsavory compromise—warlords who have been to be marginalized by surprise embraced, the Karzai kin remodeled from foe to buddy, scuffling with corruption not a best priority—and a enterprise that turned politically, financially, and strategically unsustainable.