Counter Jihad: America's Military Experience in Afghanistan, by Brian Glyn Williams PDF

By Brian Glyn Williams

ISBN-10: 0812224205

ISBN-13: 9780812224207

ISBN-10: 0812248678

ISBN-13: 9780812248678

Counter Jihad is a sweeping account of America's army campaigns within the Islamic international. Revising our figuring out of what used to be referred to as the conflict on Terror, it presents a retrospective at the outstanding sequence of conflicts that observed the U.S. set up greater than and a part million women and men to struggle in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria. Brian Glyn Williams lines those unfolding wars from their origins within the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan via U.S. critical Command's ongoing crusade to "degrade and ruin" the hybrid terrorist workforce often called ISIS. Williams takes readers on a trip starting with the 2001 U.S. overthrow of the Taliban, to the toppling of Saddam Hussein, to the unforeseen emergence of the infamous ISIS "Caliphate" within the Iraqi lands that the U.S. as soon as occupied.

Counter Jihad is the 1st background of America's army operations opposed to radical Islamists, from the Taliban-controlled Hindu Kush Mountains of Afghanistan, to the Sunni Triangle of Iraq, to ISIS's headquarters within the deserts of valuable Syria, giving either generalists and experts an summary of occasions that have been via hundreds of thousands yet understood via few. Williams offers the lacking ancient context for the increase of the fear team ISIS out of the ashes of Saddam Hussein's secular Baathist Iraq, arguing that it's only by means of conscientiously exploring the hot previous do we know the way this jihadist workforce got here to beat a space better than Britain and unfold havoc from Syria to Paris to San Bernardino.

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