Nightcap at Dawn American Soldiers' Counterinsurgency in Iraq

ISBN-10: 1616086173

ISBN-13: 9781616086176

Edition: 2012

Authors: J. B. Walker

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A group of U.S. soldiers emailed their observations and experiences from Iraqand their candid opinions on fighting an insurgency. This book is the result. Thisstartling collection of emails is a thoughtful and compelling narrative that carriesthe reader from the alleys and city streets to the homes of long-suffering Iraqis,and from the soldiers’ concrete bunkers to the majestic army base.Along the way, the reader is asked to consider the puzzles posed for a disciplinedarmy engaged with an enemy that hides amid—and indeed, targets—a civilianpopulation.
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List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 568
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

J. B. Walker is the collective pen name of a dedicated group of former U.S. Army soldiers. Together they wrote Nightcap at Dawn: American Soldiers' Counterinsurgency in Iraq. All the authors' proceeds of publication will go to charities that serve military families.

Prologue: Scattered Crumbs
The Beginning, or the End
Encountering the Other: Navigating with a Concussion
The Circling Song: Iraqi Women
Alone with the Days: Aspirations and Dead Ends
Distant View of a Minaret: Risks and Subversion
Into The Labyrinth: Understanding Insurgency on the Ground
The Harafish: Method Behind the Insurgent Madness
Midaq Alley Under Insurgent Control
Soup Sandwich: The Many Insurgencies in Iraq
Children of Gebelawi: Inside the Sunni and Kurdish Insurgencies
Gebelawi in His Mansion
Idris Leaves the Mansion: Global Jihadi Franchises and Local Believers
The Righteous World of Idris: Jihadists' Use of Force as the Instrument of Control
Genie in the Room
Idris in His Element: Suicide Fighters and Suicide Bombers-A Distinction
Idris's Foibles: Suicide Terrorism and Its World of Enemies
Ghazalnus and the Gardens of Imagination: The Kurdish Insurgency
Arabian Nights and Days: Inside the Shia Insurgency
Night Becomes Day and Day Becomes Night: Another Beginning
The Self-Perpetuating Sob Story: The Political and Military Strategy of Jaish al-Mahdi
Fighting JAM: Politics, Strategy, Tactics
Ode to Procedure: Safety, Security, and Rank
Arak-Induced Hallucination in Midaq Alley
Hallucinations and Blind Alleys
Respected Sir in Hallucinations: Mr. Amer
Retrospective: A Few Simple Suggestions
Karnak Caf�: Perception in Counterinsurgency
Sunday Morning Coming Down: The Beginning, and the End?
Epilogue: More Scattered Crumbs
In Memoriam
About the Book
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