War In Afghanistan

Author: Matt Doeden
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 1476552215
Size: 41.25 MB
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"Describes the people and events of the U.S. war in Afghanistan. The reader's choices reveal the historical details"--

The Berlin Wall

Author: Matt Doeden
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 1491403543
Size: 25.17 MB
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"Lets readers experience life behind the Berlin wall, choosing different paths to take through history"--

Our Latest Longest War

Author: Aaron B. O'Connell
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022626565X
Size: 58.65 MB
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Our Latest Longest War is a chronicle of how, why, and in what ways the war in Afghanistan failed. Edited by historian and Marine lieutenant colonel Aaron B. O'Connell, the essays collected here represent nine different perspectives on the war--all from veterans of the conflict, both American and Afghan."--Book jacket

You Choose The Berlin Wall

Author: Matthew John Doeden
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 1491428848
Size: 47.47 MB
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After World War II Germany splits into two countries the Communist German Democratic Republic in the east and the Federal Republic of Germany in the west. Its capital of Berlin is divided as well, but many people are leaving East Berlin for the freedom of the West. In 1961 East German leaders build a wall through the city to keep its people from escaping. Will you: Consider escaping from East Berlin soon after the wall is built? Serve as an East German guard at the wall? Join in the protests against the wall? Everything in this book happened to real people. And YOU CHOOSE what you do next. The choices you make could lead you to escape, imprisonment, or even death.

The Making Of The Social Network

Author: Michael Burgan
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 1476541884
Size: 22.70 MB
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"Describes the people and events involved in the social network. The reader's choices include the perspectives"--

The Return Of A King

Author: William Dalrymple
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408818302
Size: 20.60 MB
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In 1839 18,000 British troops marched into Afghanistan. Three years later, only one man emerged to tell the tale...... A towering history of the first Afghan war by bestselling historian William Dalrymple.

America S Modern Wars

Author: Christopher A. Lawrence
Publisher: Casemate
ISBN: 161200279X
Size: 11.60 MB
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While the past half-century has seen no diminution in the valor and fighting skill of the U.S. military and its allies, the fact remains that our wars have become more protracted, with decisive results more elusive. With only two exceptionsÑPanama and the Gulf War under the first President BushÑour campaigns have taken on the character of endless slogs without positive results. This fascinating book takes a ground-up look at the problem in order to assess how our strategic objectives have recently become divorced from our true capability, or imperatives. The book presents a unique examination of the nature of insurgencies and the three major guerrilla wars the United States has fought in Iraq, Afghanistan and Vietnam. It is both a theoretical work and one that applies the hard experience of the last five decades to address the issues of today. As such, it also provides a timely and meaningful discussion of AmericaÕs current geopolitical position. It starts with the previously close-held casualty estimate for Iraq that The Dupuy Institute compiled in 2004 for the U.S. Department of Defense. Going from the practical to the theoretical, it then discusses a construct for understanding insurgencies and the contexts in which they can be fought. It applies these principles to Iraq, Afghanistan and Vietnam, assessing where the projection of U.S. power can enhance our position and where it merely weakens it. It presents an extensive analysis of insurgencies based upon a unique database of 83 post-WWII cases. The book explores what is important to combat and what is not important to resist in insurgencies. As such, it builds a body of knowledge based upon a half-centuryÕs worth of real-world data, with analysis, not opinion. In these pages, Christopher A. Lawrence, the President of The Dupuy Institute, provides an invaluable guide to how the U.S. can best project its vital power, while avoiding the missteps of the recent past.

Understanding The U S Wars In Iraq And Afghanistan

Author: Beth Bailey
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 1479826901
Size: 62.31 MB
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Understanding the United States’ wars in Iraq and Afghanistan is essential to understanding the United States in the first decade of the new millennium and beyond. These wars were pivotal to American foreign policy and international relations. They were expensive: in lives, in treasure, and in reputation. They raised critical ethical and legal questions; they provoked debates over policy, strategy, and war-planning; they helped to shape American domestic politics. And they highlighted a profound division among the American people: While more than two million Americans served in Iraq and Afghanistan, many in multiple deployments, the vast majority of Americans and their families remained untouched by and frequently barely aware of the wars conducted in their name, far from American shores, in regions about which they know little. Understanding the U.S. Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan gives us the first book-length expert historical analysis of these wars. It shows us how they began, what they teach us about the limits of the American military and diplomacy, and who fought them. It examines the lessons and legacies of wars whose outcomes may not be clear for decades. In 1945 few Americans could imagine that the country would be locked in a Cold War with the Soviet Union for decades; fewer could imagine how history would paint the era. Understanding the U.S. Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan begins to come to grips with the period when America became enmeshed in a succession of “low intensity” conflicts in the Middle East. Instructor's Guide

Ghost Wars

Author: Steve Coll
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781594200076
Size: 63.28 MB
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Provides a comprehensive overview of the CIA's and other covert agencies' operations in Afghanistan, from the Soviet invasion in 1979 through the summer of 2001, detailing the rise of the Taliban and bin Laden, the secret efforts of the CIA to capture or kill bin Laden since 1998, and their failure to stop bin Laden, al Qaeda, and the events of September 11th.