No Worse Enemy: The Inside Story of the Chaotic Struggle for Afghanistan
Informed by over 300 hours of frontline footage with the U.S. Marines, critically acclaimed documentary filmmaker Ben Anderson provides a gripping account of the Afghanistan war in Helmand province.
The only journalist to have witnessed every Afghan military campaign under Obama, Anderson charts the progress of the President’s counter-insurgency strategy and shows how it has become a lost cause. Including interviews with military top brass, this book reveals the disturbing chasm between official rhetoric and the reality on the ground. While Afghan civilians doubt American resolve and miss the relative peace under the Taliban, the drug-addled local army is hopelessly unprepared for American handover.
Enjoying unrivaled respect from the troops (one marine described him as a “brave motherf***er”), Anderson offers the most intimate depiction of the war seen in print. Eating, sleeping, and being shot at with the troops, he witnessed first-hand IED explosions, American casualties, civilian deaths and Taliban soldiers that melt into the local population. The definitive book on the struggle for Helmand, No Worse Enemy is a bold and frightening exposé of the longest war in U.S. history.
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Review: No Worse Enemy: The Inside Story of the Chaotic Struggle for AfghanistanUser Review - Mikey Heiser - Goodreads
Awesome book! It goes along with the two YouTube documentaries: this is what winning looks like;and, the battle of Marjah. Ben Anderson, is a brave and intelligent writer/producer/filmmaker. Read full review
Review: No Worse Enemy: The Inside Story of the Chaotic Struggle for AfghanistanUser Review - Booly - Goodreads
insightful but depressing. definitely a good read to understand more about the war in afghanistan. offers a different perspective from what we read and see in the news. i can't stop thinking about the afghan civilians who are caught in the middle. Read full review
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