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Ghost Riders of Baghdad: Soldiers, Civilians, and the Myth of the Surge
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Название: Ghost Riders of Baghdad: Soldiers, Civilians, and the Myth of the Surge
Автор(ы): Daniel A. Sjursen
Издательство: ForeEdge
Год: 2015
Язык: English
Формат: EPUB
Размер: 13 MB

From October 2006 to December 2007, Daniel A. Sjursen—then a U.S. Army lieutenant—led a light scout platoon across Baghdad. The experiences of Ghost Rider platoon provide a soldier’s-eye view of the incredible complexities of warfare, peacekeeping, and counterinsurgency in one of the world’s most ancient cities. Sjursen reflects broadly and critically on the prevailing narrative of the surge as savior of America’s longest war, on the overall military strategy in Iraq, and on U.S. relations with ordinary Iraqis. At a time when just a handful of U.S. senators and representatives have a family member in combat, Sjursen also writes movingly on questions of America’s patterns of national service. Who now serves and why? What connection does America’s professional army have to the broader society and culture? What is the price we pay for abandoning the model of the citizen soldier?







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