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The Resource Warrior diplomat : a green beret's battles from Washington to Afghanistan, Michael G. Waltz ; foreword by Peter Bergen

Warrior diplomat : a green beret's battles from Washington to Afghanistan, Michael G. Waltz ; foreword by Peter Bergen

Label
Warrior diplomat : a green beret's battles from Washington to Afghanistan
Title
Warrior diplomat
Title remainder
a green beret's battles from Washington to Afghanistan
Statement of responsibility
Michael G. Waltz ; foreword by Peter Bergen
Title variation
Green beret's battles from Washington to Afghanistan
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Grappling with centuries-old feuds, defeating a shrewd insurgency, and navigating the sometimes paralyzing bureaucracy of the U.S. military are issues that prompt sleepless nights for both policy makers in Washington and soldiers at war, albeit for different reasons. Few, however, have dealt with these issues in the White House situation room and on the front line. Michael G. Waltz has done just that, working as a policy advisor to Vice President Richard B. Cheney and also serving in the mountains of Afghanistan as a Green Beret, directly implementing strategy in the field that he helped devise in Washington. In Warrior Diplomat: A Green Beret's Battles from Washington to Afghanistan Waltz shares his unique firsthand experiences, revealing the sights, sounds, emotions, and complexities involved in the war in Afghanistan. Waltz also highlights the policy issues that have plagued the war effort throughout the past decade, from the drug trade, to civilian casualties, to a lack of resources in comparison to Iraq, to the overall coalition strategy. At the same time, he points out that stabilizing Afghanistan and the region remains crucial to national security and that a long-term commitment along the lines of South Korea or Germany is imperative if America is to remain secure
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
958.1047
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
  • DS371.43.W35
  • DS371.43.W35
LC item number
  • W35 2014
  • W35 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Label
Warrior diplomat : a green beret's battles from Washington to Afghanistan, Michael G. Waltz ; foreword by Peter Bergen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
State of the war : office of the Secretary of Defense -- Arabs, Afghans, and Americans : the war of ideas -- The Tagab Valley : patrolling to ambush -- The clinic in Achin : development dilemmas -- The road to Musa Qala : the Taliban are back -- The French in Maruf : a pawn in a diplomatic game -- Operation Perth : war by consensus -- Back to Washington : the Pentagon and the White House -- The Mangal tribe : protecting people we can't access -- The elder in Khost : risk aversion and the cost of inaction -- Night raid : the catch-and-release detention system -- Blackbeard rising : the Afghan National Army Commandos -- On the border with Pakistan : the rocket's red glare -- The tribes of Chamkani : the community defense initiative -- Washington again : wishing the problem away
Control code
zmeld3 b3321408
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 376 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781612346311
Lccn
2014944961
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
black and white illustrations, black and white maps
Label
Warrior diplomat : a green beret's battles from Washington to Afghanistan, Michael G. Waltz ; foreword by Peter Bergen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
State of the war : office of the Secretary of Defense -- Arabs, Afghans, and Americans : the war of ideas -- The Tagab Valley : patrolling to ambush -- The clinic in Achin : development dilemmas -- The road to Musa Qala : the Taliban are back -- The French in Maruf : a pawn in a diplomatic game -- Operation Perth : war by consensus -- Back to Washington : the Pentagon and the White House -- The Mangal tribe : protecting people we can't access -- The elder in Khost : risk aversion and the cost of inaction -- Night raid : the catch-and-release detention system -- Blackbeard rising : the Afghan National Army Commandos -- On the border with Pakistan : the rocket's red glare -- The tribes of Chamkani : the community defense initiative -- Washington again : wishing the problem away
Control code
zmeld3 b3321408
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 376 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781612346311
Lccn
2014944961
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
black and white illustrations, black and white maps

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