The Resource Why we lost : a general's inside account of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, Daniel Bolger, (ebook)

Why we lost : a general's inside account of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, Daniel Bolger, (ebook)

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Why we lost : a general's inside account of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars
Title
Why we lost
Title remainder
a general's inside account of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars
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Daniel Bolger
Title variation
General's inside account of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars
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eng
Summary
"Why We Lost is neither a memoir nor a window into private meetings and secret discussions. It is a 500-page history . . . filled with heartfelt stories of soldiers and Marines in firefights and close combat. It weighs in mightily to the ongoing debate over how the United States should wage war." - Washington Post Over his thirty-five year career, Daniel Bolger rose through the ranks of the army infantry to become a three-star general, commanding in both Afghanistan and Iraq. Perhaps more than anyone else, he was witness to the full extent of the wars, from 9/11 to withdrawal from the region. Not only did Bolger participate in top-level planning and strategy meetings, but he also regularly carried a rifle alongside soldiers in combat actions. Writing with hard-won experience and unflinching honesty, he argues that while we lost in Iraq and Afghanistan, we did not have to. Intelligence was garbled. Key decision makers were blinded by spreadsheets or theories. And we never really understood our enemy. Why We Lost is a timely, forceful, and compulsively readable account of these wars from a fresh and authoritative perspective. "Compelling." - Wall Street Journal "Bolger is a superb writer, and the book's most riveting passages are those describing what it's like to be an infantryman at the sharp end of battle." - Cleveland Plain Dealer
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Midwest
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1957-
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Bolger, Daniel P.
Dewey number
956.7044/3
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
  • Civil-military relations
  • Strategic culture
  • Leadership
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Why we lost : a general's inside account of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, Daniel Bolger, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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9780544438347
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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MWT12016530
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12016530
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MWT12016530
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Why we lost : a general's inside account of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, Daniel Bolger, (ebook)
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Publication
Distribution
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780544438347
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12016530
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12016530
System control number
MWT12016530
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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