The Resource Aftermath : following the bloodshed of America's wars in the Muslim world, Nir Rosen

Aftermath : following the bloodshed of America's wars in the Muslim world, Nir Rosen

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Aftermath : following the bloodshed of America's wars in the Muslim world
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Aftermath
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following the bloodshed of America's wars in the Muslim world
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Nir Rosen
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Language
eng
Summary
Rosen-who the Weekly Standard once bitterly complained has "great access to the Baathists and jihadists who make up the Iraqi insurgency"--Has spent nearly a decade among warriors and militants who have been challenging American power in the Muslim world. In Aftermath, he tells their story, showing the other side of the U.S. war on terror, traveling from the battle-scarred streets of Baghdad to the alleys, villages, refugee camps, mosques, and killing grounds of Jordan, Syria, Egypt, Lebanon, and finally Afghanistan, where Rosen has a terrifying encounter with the Taliban as their "guest," and witnesses the new Obama surge fizzling in southern Afghanistan. Rosen was one of the few Westerners to venture inside the mosques of Baghdad to witness the first stirrings of sectarian hatred in the months after the U.S. invasion. He shows how weapons, tactics, and sectarian ideas from the civil war in Iraq penetrated neighboring countries and threatened their stability, especially Lebanon and Jordan, where new jihadist groups mushroomed. Moreover, he shows that the spread of violence at the street level is often the consequence of specific policies hatched in Washington, D.C. Rosen offers a seminal and provocative account of the surge, told from the perspective of U.S. troops on the ground, the Iraqi security forces, Shiite militias and Sunni insurgents that were both allies and adversaries. He also tells the story of what happened to these militias once they outlived their usefulness to the Americans. Aftermath is both a unique personal history and an unsparing account of what America has wrought in Iraq and the region. The result is a hair- raising, 360-degree view of the modern battlefield its consequent humanitarian catastrophe, and the reality of counterinsurgency
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1977-
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Rosen, Nir
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Index
index present
LC call number
DS79.767.S63
LC item number
R67 2010
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Iraq
  • Iraq
  • Iraq
  • Middle East
  • Islam and politics
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Aftermath : following the bloodshed of America's wars in the Muslim world, Nir Rosen
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 561) and index
Contents
Occupation -- Road to civil war -- Slaughterhouse -- Among the jihadis -- Exiles -- The Battle of Nahr al-Barid : Iraq comes to Lebanon -- "Iraqi solutions for Iraqi problems" -- The battle over Amriya -- The eclipse of the Mahdi army -- Lebanon : toward zero hour -- A guest of the Taliban
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
vii, 587 p.
Isbn
9781568584010
Lccn
2010023467
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maps
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  • 3742345-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)3742345
  • (Sirsi) o191926271
  • (OCoLC)191926271
Label
Aftermath : following the bloodshed of America's wars in the Muslim world, Nir Rosen
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 561) and index
Contents
Occupation -- Road to civil war -- Slaughterhouse -- Among the jihadis -- Exiles -- The Battle of Nahr al-Barid : Iraq comes to Lebanon -- "Iraqi solutions for Iraqi problems" -- The battle over Amriya -- The eclipse of the Mahdi army -- Lebanon : toward zero hour -- A guest of the Taliban
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
vii, 587 p.
Isbn
9781568584010
Lccn
2010023467
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • 3742345-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)3742345
  • (Sirsi) o191926271
  • (OCoLC)191926271

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