Monday, February 28, 2011

‘The Wrong War’

Grit, Strategy, and the Way Out of Afghanistan

By Bing West
Illustrated. 307 pp. Random House. US$28.

Reviewed by Dexter Filkins, The New Yorker 
A security checkpoint at the edge of Marja, Afghanistan, May 2010.

Tyler Hicks/The New York Times

This crushing critique of the war in Afghanistan goes a long way toward explaining why America’s embrace of counterinsurgency strategy has not delivered its promised success

Read the review at The New York Times Sunday Book review.

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