Explores key questions about U.S.-led military involvement in Afghanistan. Have the operations benefited or hurt the region? Should they continue? Is it possible for Afghans to have a democratic government, with free and fair elections, that would prevent warlords and religious leaders from dominating the country? And how - with the Taliban, terror cells, the drug trade, and a fledgling government and military - can Afghanistan be stabilized for the long term?
"This anthology includes essays that initially appeared in periodicals, newspapers, books, government documents, and public and private organizational publications...A balanced presentation for highly controversial views, the selections differ in style and polish; some are carefully reasoned, and others are emotionally charged. Three major sections explore the dimensions of the problem, its causes, and possible remedies. Pulling no punches, this title covers its subjects well. Useful for research, for reports, and for debates."
-- School Library Journal (November 2001)
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