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Author Green, Daniel R, author.

Title In the warlords' shadow : special operations forces, the Afghans, and their fight against the Taliban / Daniel R. Green.

Publication Info. Annapolis, Maryland : Naval Institute Press, [2017]


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 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    958.1047 GRE    Available
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Description xxi, 256 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-244) and index.
Contents Timeline of key events in Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan -- Acronyms -- Uruzgan redux -- The village war -- The warlord's shadow -- The new frontier -- General Khan -- Rise of the state -- The season of assassinations -- Spreading the faith -- Return to a new beginning -- The western frontier -- The eastern frontier -- Twilight zone -- Transition to victory -- The Great Wall of Chora -- "He's our Taliban" -- Plugging a ratline -- Enlisting the population in its own defense -- "Last reflections on a war" -- Appendix A: Key lessons from SOTF-SE's deployment -- Appendix B: Characteristics of successful village stability operations -- Appendix C: Village stability survey.
Summary "In this first-hand account of how the Village Stability Operations program functioned, Daniel R. Green provides a long-term perspective on how SOF stabilized the southern Afghan province of Uruzgan, the site of the Pashtun uprising against the Taliban in 2001 led by Hamid Karzai, future president of Afghanistan. In the Warlords' Shadow offers a comprehensive overview of how SOF adapted to the unique demands of the local insurgency and is a rare, inside look at how special operations confronted the Taliban by fighting a "better war" and in so doing fundamentally changed the course of the war in Afghanistan."--Provided by publisher.
Subject Taliban.
Afghan War, 2001- -- Personal narratives, American.
Afghan War, 2001- -- Campaigns -- Afghanistan -- Uruzgān.
Counterinsurgency -- Afghanistan -- Uruzgān.
Political stability -- Afghanistan -- Uruzgān.
Special operations (Military science) -- Afghanistan.
Special forces (Military science) -- Afghanistan.
Military assistance, American -- Afghanistan.
Uruzgān (Afghanistan) -- Politics and government.
Added Title Special operations forces, the Afghans, and their fight against the Taliban
Other Form: Online version: Green, Daniel R., author. In the warlords' shadow Annapolis, Maryland : Naval Institute Press, [2017] 9781612518169 (DLC) 2017025174
ISBN 9781612518152 hardcover alkaline paper
161251815X hardcover alkaline paper

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