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The Resource American Spartan : the promise, the mission, and the betrayal of Special Forces Major Jim Gant, Ann Scott Tyson

American Spartan : the promise, the mission, and the betrayal of Special Forces Major Jim Gant, Ann Scott Tyson

Label
American Spartan : the promise, the mission, and the betrayal of Special Forces Major Jim Gant
Title
American Spartan
Title remainder
the promise, the mission, and the betrayal of Special Forces Major Jim Gant
Statement of responsibility
Ann Scott Tyson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Veteran war correspondent Ann Scott Tyson first met Special Forces Major James Gant and heard about his battle renown when he was awarded the Silver Star several years ago. Soon after, in October, 2009, Gant rocked the US military establishment with his paper "One Tribe at a Time, " an incendiary criticism of what he considered a gaping hole in U.S. strategy: the failure to engage Afghanistan's powerful Pashtun tribes on the eastern border with Pakistan. The article went viral at the Pentagon, the White House, and Capitol Hill and landed in the New York Times. After much infighting among US military brass, Gant was finally tasked with a job he'd wanted for a long time, the chance to join Afghan tribes in the fight against the Taliban.Gant and his men lived among the Pashtun as Afghans: they wore what the natives wore, slept where they slept, and died for the tribe, if necessary."--Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tyson, Ann
Dewey number
  • 958.104/7373092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS371.43.G36
LC item number
T87 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gant, James
  • Counterinsurgency
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • United States
Label
American Spartan : the promise, the mission, and the betrayal of Special Forces Major Jim Gant, Ann Scott Tyson
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn795757586
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
376 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780062114990
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013042359
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)795757586
  • i9780062114983
Label
American Spartan : the promise, the mission, and the betrayal of Special Forces Major Jim Gant, Ann Scott Tyson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn795757586
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
376 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780062114990
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013042359
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)795757586
  • i9780062114983

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