Investment in Blood (BOK)

Frank Ledwidge

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In this follow-up to his much-praised book Losing Small Wars: British Military Failure in Iraq and Afghanistan, Frank Ledwidge argues that Britain has paid a heavy cost -- both financially and in human terms -- for its involvement in the Afghanistan war. Ledwidge calculates the high price paid by British soldiers and their families, taxpayers in the United Kingdom, and, most importantly, Afghan citizens, highlighting the thousands of deaths and injuries, the enormous amount of money spent bolstering a corrupt Afghan government, and the long-term damage done to the British military's international reputation. In this hard-hitting expose, based on interviews, rigorous on-the-ground research, and official information obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, Ledwidge demonstrates the folly of Britain's extended participation in an unwinnable war. Arguing that the only true beneficiaries of the conflict are development consultants, international arms dealers, and Afghan drug kingpins, he provides a powerful, eye-opening, and often heartbreaking account of military adventurism gone horribly wrong.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Frank Ledwidge
Forlag
YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS ACADEMIC
ISBN 9780300190625
Antall sider 304 Dimensjoner 15,9cm x 22,8cm x 3cm
Vekt 620 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
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