The Promise, the Mission, and the Betrayal of Special Forces Major Jim GantBook - 2014
"Veteran war correspondent Ann Scott Tyson first met Special Forces Major James Gant and heard about his battle renown when he was awarded the Silver Star several years ago. Soon after, in October, 2009, Gant rocked the US military establishment with his paper "One Tribe at a Time," an incendiary criticism of what he considered a gaping hole in U.S. strategy: the failure to engage Afghanistan's powerful Pashtun tribes on the eastern border with Pakistan. The article went viral at the Pentagon, the White House, and Capitol Hill and landed in the New York Times. After much infighting among US military brass, Gant was finally tasked with a job he'd wanted for a long time, the chance to join Afghan tribes in the fight against the Taliban.Gant and his men lived among the Pashtun as Afghans: they wore what the natives wore, slept where they slept, and died for the tribe, if necessary."-- Provided by publisher
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, 
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2014
Characteristics: 376 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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