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In the Graveyard of Empires
America's War in Afghanistan
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"I've just started reading Seth Jones's book on the war in Afghanistan, In the Graveyard of Empires, which someone told me is going to be the Fiasco of that war." -- Thomas E. Ricks, bestselling author of Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq, Foreign Policy "[D]estined to become the standard text on America's involvement in Afghanistan. It is a timely and important work, without peer in terms of both its scholarship and the author's intimate knowledge of the country, the insurgency threatening it, and the challenges in defeating it." -- Professor Bruce Hoffman, Georgetown University and author of Inside Terrorism "A deeply researched, clearly written, and well-analyzed account of the failures of American policies in Afghanistan, In the Graveyard of Empires lays out a plan to avoid a potential quagmire. This timely book will be mandatory reading for policymakers from Washington to Kabul but it will also help to inform Americans who want to understand what is likely to be the greatest foreign policy challenge of the Obama administration." -- Peter Bergen, author of Holy War, Inc. and The Osama bin Laden I Know "No one understands the successes and failures of American policy in Afghanistan better than Seth Jones....If you read just one book about the Taliban, terrorism, and the United States, this is the place to start." -- Jeremi Suri, Professor of history, University of Wisconsin "[Jones] zero[es] in on what went awry after America's successful routing of the Taliban in late 2001. His narrative is fleshed out with information from declassified government documents and interviews with military officers, diplomats and national security experts familiar with events on the ground in Afghanistan." -- Michiko Kakutani - The New York Times "History justifies Jones's worries...Jones may have written a blueprint for winning in a region that has historically brought mighty armies to their knees." -- Doug Childers - Richmond Times-Dispatch "Readers keeping up with the wars in the region will want this [book]." -- Library Journal "A useful and generally lively account of what can go wrong when outsiders venture onto the Afghan landscape. Those ventures have generally not turned out well...This is ominous, because [Jones] knows too much about recent interventions for his pessimism to be disregarded." -- Steven Simon - Foreign Affairs "Gauging whether the US and its allies can succeed in Afghanistan is only part of what Jones's excellent book is about." -- James Blitz - Financial Times "Seth Jones has the answer to the million-dollar question....until Seth Jones, nobody actually sought an empirical answer. Nobody crunched the numbers." -- John H. Richardson - Esquire "This is a serious work that should be factored in as a new policy as Afghanistan evolves." -- Jay Freeman - Booklist
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Seth G. Jones is the Harold Brown Chair and Director of the Transnational Threats Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), as well as the author of A Covert Action, In the Graveyard of Empires, and Hunting in the Shadows. He lives outside of Washington, DC.