Wrong War Grit, Strategy, and the Way Out of Afghanistan

ISBN-10: 0812980905
ISBN-13: 9780812980905
Edition: N/A
Authors: Bing West
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Book details

List price: $20.00
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/21/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Bing West served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs in the Reagan administration. He was a member of force recon team Primness, which ambushed a North Vietnamese battalion thus initiating Operation Stingray, whose behind-the-lines tactics are the backdrop for The Pepperdogs. His nonfiction book The Village (Pocket Books) has received high praise for describing close combat. He was a lead CNN military analyst during Desert Storm. Three generations of Wests have served in Marine infantry and his firm, GAMA Corporation, conducts combat training for the Marine Corps. He lives in Newport, Rhode Island, and Washington, D.C. Contact him at www.westwrite.com and www.pepperdogs.com.

Note to the Reader
Preface
Introduction
The North
Sisyphus: Pacifying the Capillary Valleys
They Always Held the High Ground
Battalion 1-32 Returns: The Counterinsurgency Effect
Flesh and Blood
Finest Stand
The Bravest Warrior
1,500-Mile Sanctuary
The South
A Profession, Not a Creed
How to Clear a District
Limits of Success
Circular Strategy
Professionals' War
Setback
Petraeus Takes Command
What Is Good Enough?
The Way Out
Afterword
Acknowledgments
Letters After Death
Now Zad: Land as a Weapon
ISAF COIN Guidance
Bing West's Counterinsurgency Lessons
Memo to Central Command
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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