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Lost in Kandahar

By: Alex Berenson
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When novelist and former New York Times reporter Alex Berenson traveled to Afghanistan for an embed with the 101st Airborne Division, he found great soldiers - and a seemingly hopeless mission. This is the gripping non-fiction tale of how the United States is spending $100 billion a year on a war that even the men on the front lines can't explain.

©2012 Alex Berenson (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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Very brief observations from author Alex Berenson

Author Alex Berenson of John Wells espionage series fame embedded with US military in Afghanistan nearly a decade after the start of the war. I can easily summarize his 45 minutes of comments in two sentences: Nation building is impossible unless/until the enemy is completely defeated like Germany and Japan were in WWII. The corollary is that fighting a war under the Geneva Conventions makes it impossible to completely defeat the enemy.

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Short, but actually really engaging

I've gotten hooked on Alex Berenson's work and have been cranking through his books. I didn't see that this was a short book and was ready to send it back when I saw it was only 45 minutes. But it really caught me from the beginning so I stuck with it and felt I got a lot out of the first person perspective of what it's like to be there. I only wish it was a lot longer. I would have listened to it for hours.

I'd recommend paying cash for it and saving your credit for a more expensive book. Worth a listen all the same.

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Leaving Afghanistan

It was interesting to hear this piece of reporting from 10 years ago and compare it to the recent disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan. Nothing changed except the U.S. left our enemies fully prepared by leaving billions of dollars worth of gear, guns, helicopters & martyrs.

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A point of view from the front lines

This is a point of view from the writer on his views from the front lines. I can concur with some of these views from my own personal experiences, but I don't write as well as he does.