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The Resource Hubris, self-interest, and America's failed war in Afghanistan : the self-sustaining overreach, Thomas P. Cavanna

Hubris, self-interest, and America's failed war in Afghanistan : the self-sustaining overreach, Thomas P. Cavanna

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Hubris, self-interest, and America's failed war in Afghanistan : the self-sustaining overreach
Title
Hubris, self-interest, and America's failed war in Afghanistan
Title remainder
the self-sustaining overreach
Statement of responsibility
Thomas P. Cavanna
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book describes the conduct of the U.S.-led post-9/11 war6 in Afghanistan via a long-term historical perspective. It investigates the reasons behind Washington's entrapment in a self-sustaining overreach, emphasizing policy mistakes made in late 2001 and the contradictions associated with foreign-led democratization and state-building"--
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Cavanna, Thomas P.,
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Postwar reconstruction
  • Democratization
  • Nation-building
  • Internal security
  • United States
  • Afghanistan
  • Afghanistan
  • United States
Label
Hubris, self-interest, and America's failed war in Afghanistan : the self-sustaining overreach, Thomas P. Cavanna
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Hubris, Self-interest, and America's failed war in Afghanistan: The self-sustaining overreach -- I. THE STRUCTURAL WEIGHT OF REALISM : FOREIGN SECURITY INTERESTS AND THE US ENTANGLEMENT IN AFGHANISTAN. US Cold War and post-Cold War policy : a volatile and security-driven interest for the Afghan pawn -- Operation Enduring Freedom : a campaign in search for strategic coherence -- Pouring the US-led coalition's resources in a bottomless pit : Pakistan's predictable double game -- II. TOWARD THE SELF-SUSTAINING OVERREACH : GRANDIOSE PROJECTS, STRUCTURAL AMBIGUITIES, AND QUESTIONABLE SUSTAINABILITY. The promises and profound ambiguities of the US-led coalition's democratization agenda -- The promises and profound ambiguities of the US-led reconstruction and state-building agenda -- The price of intractable contradictions : a seemingly unending security degradation -- III. THE OBAMA ERA : A FINAL SHOWDOWN TO SECURE A "DECENT INTERVAL?" The Obama Era : new intentions, same old strategic horizon -- The surge : disappointing results and unaltered path to withdrawal -- Afghanistan in 2015 : betrayed promises? -- Conclusion
Control code
908071179
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 338 pages
Isbn
9781498506199
Lccn
2015023840
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)908071179
Label
Hubris, self-interest, and America's failed war in Afghanistan : the self-sustaining overreach, Thomas P. Cavanna
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Hubris, Self-interest, and America's failed war in Afghanistan: The self-sustaining overreach -- I. THE STRUCTURAL WEIGHT OF REALISM : FOREIGN SECURITY INTERESTS AND THE US ENTANGLEMENT IN AFGHANISTAN. US Cold War and post-Cold War policy : a volatile and security-driven interest for the Afghan pawn -- Operation Enduring Freedom : a campaign in search for strategic coherence -- Pouring the US-led coalition's resources in a bottomless pit : Pakistan's predictable double game -- II. TOWARD THE SELF-SUSTAINING OVERREACH : GRANDIOSE PROJECTS, STRUCTURAL AMBIGUITIES, AND QUESTIONABLE SUSTAINABILITY. The promises and profound ambiguities of the US-led coalition's democratization agenda -- The promises and profound ambiguities of the US-led reconstruction and state-building agenda -- The price of intractable contradictions : a seemingly unending security degradation -- III. THE OBAMA ERA : A FINAL SHOWDOWN TO SECURE A "DECENT INTERVAL?" The Obama Era : new intentions, same old strategic horizon -- The surge : disappointing results and unaltered path to withdrawal -- Afghanistan in 2015 : betrayed promises? -- Conclusion
Control code
908071179
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 338 pages
Isbn
9781498506199
Lccn
2015023840
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)908071179

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