Afghan endgames : strategy and policy choices for America's longest war / Hy Rothstein and John Arquilla, editors

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Subjects: Afghan War, 2001-
Afghanistan--Strategic aspects
United States--Military policy
United States--Relations--Afghanistan
Afghanistan--Relations--United States
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Washington, DC : Georgetown University Press, 2012
Series: South Asia in world affairs series
South Asia in world affairs series
LC Classification: D, DS
Table of Contents: Acknowledgments ix
Preface xi
pt. I . Overview 1
1.. Understanding the Afghan Challenge / John Arquilla 3
2.. A Familiar Western Experience in Ancient Afghanistan 17
3.. Afghan Paradoxes / Thomas Barfield 39
4.. America's Longest War / Hy Rothstein 59
pt. II . Strategic Alternatives 83
5.. A Case for Withdrawal / Andrew J. Bacevich 85
6.. A Case for Staying the Course / Frederick W. Kagan 97
7.. Afghanistan: A Third Way / Edward N. Luttwak 115
8.. Beyond Victory and Defeat / Leo Blanken 127
pt. III . Other Perspectives 151
9.. The Ethics of Exit: Moral Obligation in the Afghan Endgame / Russell Muirhead 153
10.. Shaping Strategic Communication / Robert Reilly 169
11.. Civil and Uncivil Society / Rebecca Lorentz 193
pt. IV . Conclusion 209
12.. Conclusion: Assessing the Strategic Alternatives / Hy Rothstein 211
Contributors 219
Index 223
Additional Authors: Rothstein, Hy S
Arquilla, John
Notes: LCCN: 2011036098
ISBN: 9781589019089 (pbk. : alk. paper)
ISBN: 1589019083 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents: Understanding the Afghan challenge / Hy Rothstein and John Arquilla -- A familiar Western experience in ancient Afghanistan / Victor Davis Hanson -- Afghan paradoxes / Thomas Barfield -- America's longest war / Hy Rothstein -- A case for withdrawal / Andrew J. Bacevich -- A case for staying the course / Frederick W. Kagan -- Afghanistan : the third way -- Edward N. Luttwak -- Beyond victory and defeat / Scott Sigmund Gartner and Leo Blanken -- The ethics of exit : moral obligation in the Afghan endgame / Russell Muirhead -- Shaping strategic communication / Robert Reilly -- Civil and uncivil society / Jade I. Rodriguez & Rebecca Lorentz -- Conclusion : Assessing the strategic alternatives / John Arquilla and Hy Rothstein
Physical Description: xiii, 229 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
OCLC Number: 747534361
ISBN/ISSN: 9781589019089
1589019083

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