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Author Ossie Oswald, Bruce.
Title Dealing with disputes in Afghanistan : principles and rules for the tactical level / Bruce Ossie Oswald.
Imprint [London : n.l.], 2012.
Physical Description 174-192 p. ; 30 cm.
Notes Includes bibliographic references (189-192 p.).
“Published online: 20 Sep 2011.”
published in “Small Wars & Insurgencies Vol. 22, No. 4, October 2011, 603–618.”
“A fundamental contradiction has been built into America’s intervention in Afghanistan since the first days of the war in 2001. On the one hand, US policymakers have viewed the promotion of liberal democracy, economic development, and strong centralized state institutions as essential to achieve victory over the long term. On the other hand, however, the US has relied on local warlords to win its battles against the Taliban from the first days of the intervention. The Obama administration’s tortured policy review reflects the intractable dilemmas involved in trying to build a modern democratic state while relying on local warlords as crucial allies in the war against the Taliban.
Keywords: Afghanistan; warlords; insurgency; development; Taliban; US
Subject Headings Afghanistan – Politics and government – 2001- .
Counterinsurgency – Afghanistan.
Afghan War, 2001- -- Commando operations.
Accession Number 18907
Language English
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