The Resource Unwinnable : Britain's war in Afghanistan, 2001-2014, Theo Farrell

Unwinnable : Britain's war in Afghanistan, 2001-2014, Theo Farrell

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Unwinnable : Britain's war in Afghanistan, 2001-2014
Title
Unwinnable
Title remainder
Britain's war in Afghanistan, 2001-2014
Statement of responsibility
Theo Farrell
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Chosen as a Book of the Year by the Sunday Times and the Evening Standard 'Authoritative and provocative... For its range and breadth, it is a tour de force and a must read' Evening Standard It could have been a very different story. British and US forces could have successfully withdrawn from Afghanistan in 2002, having done the job they set out to do: to defeat al-Qaeda and stop it from launching further terrorist attacks against the West. Instead, British troops became part of a larger international effort to stabilise the country. Yet over the following thirteen years the British military paid a heavy price for their presence in Helmand province; and when Western troops departed from Afghanistan in 2014, they had failed to stop a Taliban resurgence. In this magisterial study, Theo Farrell explains the origins and causes of the war, providing fascinating insight into the British government's reaction to 9/11 and the steps that led the British Army to Helmand. He details the specific campaigns and missions over the subsequent years, revealing how the military's efforts to create a strategy for success were continually undermined by political realities in Kabul and back home. And he demonstrates conclusively that the West's failure to understand the dynamics of local conflict in the country, and to tackle Afghan government corruption, meant that the war was unwinnable. Drawing on unprecedented access to military reports and government documents, as well as hundreds of interviews with Western commanders, senior figures in the Taliban, Afghan civilians and British politicians, Unwinnable is an extraordinary work of scholarship. Its depth of analysis, scope and authority make it the definitive history of Britain's War in Afghanistan
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AU-TuBDP
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1967-
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Farrell, Theo
Intended audience
Adult
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
Unwinnable : Britain's war in Afghanistan, 2001-2014, Theo Farrell
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https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/productDetail.html?productId=RDH_462277&b2bSite=1545
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Publication
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Downloadable Book
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online resource
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent.
Control code
9781473522404-RDH1309162-000
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Isbn
9781473522404
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Unwinnable : Britain's war in Afghanistan, 2001-2014, Theo Farrell
Link
https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/productDetail.html?productId=RDH_462277&b2bSite=1545
Publication
Note
Downloadable Book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
9781473522404-RDH1309162-000
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Isbn
9781473522404
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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