August 15, 2013

Vanessa M. Gezari spoke about her book, The Tender Soldier, at Politics & Prose on Thursday, August 15, 2013.

The military’s Human Terrain System operates on the premise that soldiers need to understand the enemy and its culture. This experiment in social science is brutally difficult to implement in Afghanistan, as Gezari documents in her history of the program, profiles of its advocates, and her account of a deadly 2008 incident in a market.

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ISBN: 9781439177402
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Published: Simon & Schuster - August 12th, 2014

April 22, 2013

David Rohde spoke about his book, Beyond War: Reimagining American Influence in a New Middle East, at Politics & Prose on Monday, April 22, 2013.

Something is wrong with the way we’ve been waging war, Rohde argues in this cogent distillation of his experiences reporting from Iraq and Afghanistan over the last decade. The two-time Pulitzer-winning journalist and author, with his wife, of Beyond War: Reimagining American Influence in a New Middle East, points out that trade, technology, and investment are more effective means than military contractors of changing the situation in the Middle East.

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ISBN: 9780143125112
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Published: Penguin Books - June 24th, 2014

May 15, 2012

Henry A. Crumpton spoke about his book, The Art of Intelligence, at Politics & Prose on Tuesday May 15, 2012.

Crumpton joined the CIA in 1981 and spent twenty-four years working undercover around the world, from Africa to Afghanistan. His experiences gave him a deep knowledge of and appreciation for the Agency and a special understanding of the capacities and limits of national security.

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ISBN: 9780143123378
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Published: Penguin Books - April 30th, 2013