IN THE GRAVEYARD OF EMPIRES: America's War in Afghanistan

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

A scholarly account of America's unsuccessful effort to avoid the same fate as three other great powers who tried to tame Afghanistan. RAND political scientist Jones (Foreign Service/Georgetown Univ.; The Rise of European Security Cooperation, 2007) begins by describing the failures of Alexander the Great, Victorian Britain and the Soviet Union, reminding readers that the United States missed its ... Read full review

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Excellent and balanced review of the situation in Afghanistan. The title suggests that Afghanistan is ungovernable, but in point of fact Jones points out the opportunities that were missed by the United States.

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