Princeton University Library Catalog

Counter jihad : America's military experience in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria / Brian Glyn Williams.

Author:
Williams, Brian Glyn [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2017]
  • ©2017
Description:
xvi, 367 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Series:
Haney Foundation series. [More in this series]
Summary note:
"Counter Jihad is the first history of America's military operations against radical Islamists, from the Taliban-controlled Hindu Kush Mountains of Afghanistan, to the Sunni Triangle of Iraq, to ISIS's headquarters in the deserts of central Syria, giving both generalists and specialists an overview of events that were followed by millions but understood by few. Williams provides the missing historical context for the rise of the terror group ISIS out of the ashes of Saddam Hussein's secular Baathist Iraq, arguing that it is only by carefully exploring the recent past that can we understand how this jihadist group came to conquer an area larger than Britain and spread havoc from Syria to Paris to San Bernardino." -- from publisher website.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-346) and index.
Contents:
1. Planting the Seeds for a Global Conflict -- 2. America Goes to War in Afghanistan -- 3. Hype: Selling the War on Iraq to the American People -- 4. The Invasion and Occupation of Iraq -- 5. Remembering the "Forgotten War" in Afghanistan -- The New War on ISIS.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9780812248678 ((hardcover ; : alk. paper))
  • 0812248678 ((hardcover ; : alk. paper))
LCCN:
2016048014
OCLC:
945950057
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