The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America's War in Afghanistan

The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America's War in Afghanistan

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Paperback, Penguin Group USA, 2012, ISBN13 9780452298965, ISBN10 0452298962
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A shocking behind-the-scenes portrait of our military commanders, their high-stake maneuvers, and the politcal firestorm that shook the United States.
In the shadow of the hunt for Bin Laden and the United States' involvement in the Middle East, General Stanley McChrystal, the commanding general of international and U.S. forces in Afghanistan, was living large. His loyal staff liked to call him a "rock star." During a spring 2010 trip, journalist Michael Hastings looked on as McChrystal and his staff let off steam, partying and openly bashing the Obama administration. When Hastings's article appeared in Rolling Stone, it set off a political firestorm: McChrystal was unceremoniously fired.
In "The Operators," Hastings picks up where his Rolling Stone coup ended. From patrol missions in the Afghan hinterlands to senior military advisors' late-night bull sessions to hotel bars where spies and expensive hookers participate in nation-building, Hastings presents a shocking behind-the-scenes portrait of what he fears is an unwinnable war. Written in prose that is at once eye-opening and other times uncannily conversational, readers of "No Easy Day" will take to Hastings' unyielding first-hand account of the Afghan War and its cast of players.

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Number of Pages: 417
Original Languages: English
Author: Hastings, Michael
Book Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN-13: 9780452298965
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.50 x 8.00 x 1.00 Inches
ISBN-10: 0452298962
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