TITLE

So This Is Paktya

AUTHOR(S)
Shea, Neil
PUB. DATE
June 2010
SOURCE
American Scholar;Summer2010, Vol. 79 Issue 3, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents a profile of military activities being undertaken by soldiers in the U.S. military in Paktya Province, Afghanistan in 2010. It describes the working conditions of the region and the capabilities Afghan police and armed forces, strongly suggesting that the Afghan forces are incompetent. Contrasting anecdotes are given describing progress and setbacks in American-Afghan training. Personal accounts by the author as an embedded reporter in the region are also included. Pessimistic conclusions are offered regarding the fate of the nation after the U.S. withdrawal in 2011.
ACCESSION #
51389097

 

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