Waging War and Keeping Peace with America's Military
By (author) Dana Priest
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Mission by Dana Priest
Book DescriptionFour-star generals who lead the military during wartime reign like proconsuls abroad in peacetime. Secretive Green Berets trained to hunt down terrorists are assigned to seduce ruthless authoritarian regimes. Pimply young soldiers taught to seize airstrips instead play mayor, detective, and social worker in a gung-ho but ill-fated attempt to rebuild a nation after the fighting stops. The Mission is a boots-on-the-ground account of America's growing dependence on our military to manage world affairs, describing a clash of culture and purpose through the eyes of soldiers and officers themselves. With unparalleled access to all levels of the military, Dana Priest traveled to eighteen countries-including Uzbekistan, Colombia, Kosovo, Indonesia, Nigeria, and Afghanistan-talking to generals, admirals, Special Forces A-teams, and infantry troops. Blending Ernie Pyle's worm's-eye view with David Halberstam's altitude, this book documents an historic and thought-provoking trend, one even more significant in the aftermath of September 11 as the country turns to its warriors to solve the complex international challenges ahead.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780393325508
(208mm x 140mm x 28mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 23-Apr-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Dana Priest
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A shocking examination of the out-of-control national secruity apparatus built in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11th.
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Author Biography - Dana Priest
Dana Priest reports on military and intelligence issues for the Washington Post and is the recipient of the 2001 Gerald R. Ford Award for Distinguished Defense Reporting. She lives in Washington, DC.
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