The War in Afghanistan

The War in Afghanistan

by Arthur Gillard

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Students must often make informed decisions about serious issues that will affect the course of their lives. Smoking, drunk driving, and violence are just a few of these challenging issues. Focusing on topics of special concern to students, the Issues That Concern You series helps make these complex issues less intimidating and more accessible. Each volume presents eight to twelve readings from a variety of perspectives that allow students to better understand and navigate the highlighted topic. Color photos, charts, graphs, tables and editorial cartoons reinforce information as well as present important statistical data. Each volume also includes factual analysis taken from a variety of government and research facilities, to tell students more of what they want to know about the issue. Relevant websites, a bibliography and thorough subject index round out each volume.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737763010
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 02/08/2013
Series: Issues That Concern You Series
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 13 - 16 Years

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Table of Contents

Introduction 5

1 The United States Can Succeed in the War in Afghanistan John Nagl 10

2 The United States Should Continue Fighting in Afghanistan Robert Kagan 15

3 The United States Should End the War in Afghanistan Eugene Robinson 22

4 The Counterinsurgency Strategy in Afghanistan Is Succeeding Frederick W. Kagan Kimberly Kagan 27

5 The Counterinsurgency Strategy Cannot Succeed in Afghanistan Gian P. Gentile 33

6 1 Soldier or 20 Schools? Nicholas D. Kristof 39

7 The United States Needs to Accept and Work with Afghan Corruption George H. Wittman 44

8 The War Is Not Helping the Rights of Women in Afghanistan Johnny Barber 49

9 Use of Children as Suicide Bombers Is a Serious Problem in the War in Afghanistan Thomas Bell 56

10 The Teenage Son of a Soldier in Afghanistan Describes the Impact of His Father's Military Service Chad Deborah Ellis 62


What You Should Know About the War in Afghanistan 67

What You Should Know About the War in Afghanistan 77

Organizations to Contact 80

Bibliography 88

Index 93

Picture Credits 97

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