TITLE

The Last Men

AUTHOR(S)
Mogelson, Luke
PUB. DATE
December 2012
SOURCE
New Republic;12/31/2012, Vol. 243 Issue 20, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article looks at the Afghan War as of December 2012. The author describes his experiences in mid-2012 accompanying a U.S. Army unit stationed in Giro District, Ghazni Province, Afghanistan. He notes that the unit's mission was to remove Taliban forces from the area and help the Afghan military forces prepare to protect the area after the planned U.S. withdrawal. He recounts an improved explosive device (IED) explosion that killed three U.S. soldiers. He describes the attitude of Afghan villagers in the area toward the U.S. and Afghan armies. He expresses the view that the U.S. effort to defeat the Taliban in Afghanistan has been unsuccessful.
ACCESSION #
84501811

 

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