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The Resource Investment in Blood: The Real Cost of Britain's Afghan War, (electronic book)

Investment in Blood: The Real Cost of Britain's Afghan War, (electronic book)

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Investment in Blood: The Real Cost of Britain's Afghan War
Title
Investment in Blood: The Real Cost of Britain's Afghan War
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this follow-up to his much-praised book Losing Small Wars: British Military Failure in Iraq and Afghanistan, Frank Ledwidge argues that Britain has paid a heavy cost - both financially and in human terms - for its involvement in the Afghanistan war. Ledwidge calculates the high price paid by British soldiers and their families, taxpayers in the United Kingdom, and, most importantly, Afghan citizens, highlighting the thousands of deaths and injuries, the enormous amount of money spent bolstering a corrupt Afghan government, and the long-term damage done to the British military's international reputation. In this hard-hitting exposé, based on interviews, rigorous on-the-ground research, and official information obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, Ledwidge demonstrates the folly of Britain's extended participation in an unwinnable war. Arguing that the only true beneficiaries of the conflict are development consultants, international arms dealers, and Afghan drug kingpins, he provides a powerful, eye-opening, and often heartbreaking account of military adventurism gone horribly wrong."--
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Ledwidge, Frank
LC call number
DS371.412
LC item number
.L44 2013eb
Nature of contents
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  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Civilian war casualties
  • Afghanistan
  • Great Britain
Label
Investment in Blood: The Real Cost of Britain's Afghan War, (electronic book)
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Publication
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebs1997957e
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unknown
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780300190625
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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unknown sound
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remote
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(EBZ)ebs1997957e
Label
Investment in Blood: The Real Cost of Britain's Afghan War, (electronic book)
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebs1997957e
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780300190625
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(EBZ)ebs1997957e

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