No Worse Enemy

No Worse Enemy

The Inside Story of the Chaotic Struggle for Afghanistan

Book - 2011
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The war in Afghanistan is over ten years old. It has cost countless lives and hundreds of billions of pounds. Politicians talk of progress, but the violence is worse than ever.

In this powerful and shocking exposé from the front lines in Helmand province, leading journalist and documentary-maker Ben Anderson (HBO, Panorama, and Dispatches) shows just how bad it has got. Detailing battles that last for days, only to be fought again weeks later, Anderson witnesses IED explosions and sniper fire, amid disturbing incompetence and corruption among the Afghan army and police. Also revealing the daily struggle to win over the long-suffering local population, who often express open support for the Taliban, No Worse Enemy is a heartbreaking insight into the chaos at the heart of the region.

Raising urgent questions about our supposed achievements and the politicians' desire for a hasty exit, Anderson highlights the vast gulf that exists between what we are told and what is actually happening on the ground. A product of five years' unrivalled access to UK forces and US Marines, this is the most intimate and horrifying account of the Afghan war ever published.

Publisher: Richmond : Oneworld, 2011.
ISBN: 9781851688524
1851688528
Branch Call Number: 958.1047 ANDERSON
Characteristics: xxi, 266 p. : map ; 24 cm.

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SEBoiko
Nov 02, 2012

Afghan good enough.

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SEBoiko
Nov 02, 2012

We never seem to learn fron history.

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