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Washington, DC: National Defense University Press, 1986. First Printing [Stated]. Trade paperback. 21 cm. xiv. 197,  pages. Wraps. Illustrations. Footnotes. Endnotes. Selected Bibliography. Index. Slight wear and soiling to covers. Andrew J. Bacevich Jr. (born July 5, 1947) is an American historian specializing in international relations, security studies, American foreign policy, and American diplomatic and military history. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1969 and served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, serving in Vietnam from the summer of 1970 to the summer of 1971. He taught at West Point and Johns Hopkins University before joining the faculty at Boston University in 1998. He is a Professor Emeritus of International Relations and History at the Boston University Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies. He is also a retired career officer in the Armor Branch of the United States Army, retiring with the rank of colonel. He is a former director of Boston University's Center for International Relations (from 1998 to 2005), now part of the Pardee School of Global Studies. Bacevich is the co-founder and president of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft.
Washington DC: United States Army, Center of Military History, 1986. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xix, , 515,  pages. Illustrations. Diagram. Maps. Footnotes. Bibliographic Notes. Glossary. Index. DJ has some wear and soiling. Fep has light crease. John Donald Bergen is now an American Communications and public affairs executive. He was named Outstanding Young American, Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1973. He is a member West Point Society and the American Management Association. Commissioned Second lieutenant United States Army, 1964, advanced through grades to lieutenant colonel. He was a Professor United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, 1971-1974; Strategic planner United States Department Defense, Washington, 1976-1981; and director speechwriting & issue management, 1981-1984. After he left the service he had a highly successful in the private sector.
Lincoln, NE: Potomac Books [An imprint of the University of Nebraska Press], 2018. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xx, , 246,  pages. DJ has some wear, tears, and soiling. Foreword by Stanley McCrystal. Notes. Contributors. Maximillian Michael Brooks (born May 22, 1972) is an American actor and author. He is the son of comedy filmmaker Mel Brooks and actress Anne Bancroft. He is a senior fellow at the Modern War Institute at West Point, New York. John Amble is the editorial director of the Modern War Institute at West Point and co-director of the Urban Warfare Project. He is also a military intelligence officer in the US Army Reserve and a veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan. He holds a BA from the University of Minnesota and an MA in Intelligence and International Security from King’s College London, and has conducted Ph.D. research within the Institute of Middle Eastern Studies at King’s College London. His work has appeared in academic journals and books published by the academic press. He is the co-editor of Strategy Strikes Back: How Star Wars Explains Modern Military Conflict. Lieutenant Colonel ML (Matt) Cavanaugh, Ph.D., is an active duty US Army Strategist with experience in 11 countries and assignments ranging from Iraq to the Pentagon and Korea to New Zealand. He has recently been named a Professor of Practice with the Arizona State University School of Politics & Global Studies, and is a co-founder of and a Senior Fellow with the Modern War Institute at West Point. Jaym Gates is an author and editor whose focus ranges from futurism consulting to disaster response.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2012. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. Format is approximately 6 inches by 9 inches. xi, , 368,  pages. Slighly cocked. Includes Map of Southern Afghanistan, 8 pages of photographs, as well as a Prologue. Part 1 covers Grand Dreams; Part Two covers Shattered Plans; Part Three covers Triage, as well as Acknowledgments, Notes, Bibliography, and Index. Rajiv Chandrasekaran is an Indian-American journalist. He is the National Editor of The Washington Post, where he has worked since 1994. At The Post he has served as bureau chief in Baghdad, Cairo, and Southeast Asia, and as a correspondent covering the war in Afghanistan. During 2003, the Post put his stories on the front page 138 times., In 2004, he was journalist-in-residence at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, and a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Chandrasekaran's 2006 book Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone won the 2007 Samuel Johnson Prize and was a finalist for the 2006 National Book Awards for non-fiction. In this extraordinarily insightful, illuminating book, Rajiv Chandrasekaran focuses on southern Afghanistan in the year of Obama's surge. Little America is a story of this long arc of American involvement, and of the campaign to salvage a victory in southern Afghanistan on Obama's watch., and reveals the epic tug of war that occurred between the president and a military that, once on the ground, increasingly went its own way.
Chicago, IL: Contemporary Books, 1989. Hardcover. 24 cm. 438 pages. Illustrations. Map. Endpaper maps. Appendices. Chronology. Glossary. Index. Some creasing to DJ edges. William Egan Colby (January 4, 1920 – April 27, 1996) spent a career in intelligence for the United States, culminating in serving as the Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) from September 1973 to January 1976. During World War II Colby served with the Office of Strategic Services. After the war he joined the Central Intelligence Agency. During the Vietnam War, Colby served as chief of station in Saigon, chief of the CIA's Far East Division, and head of the Civil Operations and Rural Development effort He oversaw the Phoenix Program. As Director of Central Intelligence, under intense pressure from the United States Congress and the media, adopted a policy of relative openness about U.S. intelligence activities to the Senate Church Committee and House Pike Committee.
Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1986. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xiii, , 417,  pages. Abbreviations. Author Index. Subject Index. Stamp on top edge. Pencil erasure residue on fep. Cover has slight wear and soiling. Born in 1916, Paolo Enrico Coletta graduated from the University of Missouri in 1938 with a B.S. in Education, and undertook graduate studies at the same institution. He completed his Masters degree in 1939, and his Ph.D. in 1942. After serving in the United States Navy during World War II, he taught at the United States Naval Academy as a Professor in the Department of English, History, and Government.
New York: Penguin Press, 2018. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xxiii, , 757,  pages. Inscribed by the author on the title page. Inscription reads To Gene, with best wishes, Steve Coll. Author's Notes. Cast of Characters, Notes. Bibliography. Index. Steve Coll (born October 8, 1958) is an American journalist, academic and executive. He is currently the dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where he is also the Henry R. Luce Professor of Journalism. A staff writer for The New Yorker, he served as the president and CEO of the New America think tank from 2007 to 2012. He is the recipient of two Pulitzer Prize awards, two Overseas Press Club Awards, a PEN American Center John Kenneth Galbraith Award, an Arthur Ross Book Award, a Livingston Award, a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, a Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award, and the Lionel Gelber Prize. From 2012 to 2013, he was a voting member of the Pulitzer Prize Board before continuing to serve in an ex officio capacity as the dean of the Columbia Journalism School. In 1985, he started working for The Washington Post. Two years later, he was promoted to serve as the financial correspondent for the newspaper. He and David A. Vise collaborated on a series of reports scrutinizing the Securities and Exchange Commission for which they received the 1990 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting and the Gerald Loeb Award for Large Newspapers. In 1989, he was appointed as the Post's South Asia bureau chief (in New Delhi). He was promoted to managing editor of the newspaper in 1998 and served in that capacity through 2004.