Northampton, MA: Olive Branch Press [An imprint of Interlink Publishing Group, Inc.], 2010. Second printing [stated]. Trade paperback. xv, , 216 pages. Map. Facts and Figures. Historical Timeline. Notes. Resources. Minor pencil marks noted. Cover has slight wear and soiling. Inscribed and dated on the title page by Phyllis Bennis. David Wildman is the executive secretary for Human Rights & Racial Justice with the United Methodist Church's General Board of Global Ministries. He visits Afghanistan and the Middle East regularly. He serves on the World Council of Churches Palestine-Israel Ecumenical Forum Core Group. David holds both an MDiv. and MPhil. (for doctoral work) in Social Ethics from Union Theological Seminary (NY). Phyllis Bennis (born January 19, 1951) is an American writer, activist, and political commentator. Focusing mainly on issues related to the Middle East and the United Nations, she is a strong critic of Israel and the United States and a leading advocate of Palestinian rights. In this easy-to-read volume of "frequently asked questions" (FAQs), analysts David Wildman and Phyllis Bennis examine a wide range of key issues regarding the U.S. war in Afghanistan. Is Afghanistan really going to become "Obama's war"? What was the history of the U.S. in Afghanistan before September 11? What role does NATO play in the Afghanistan war? Do Afghans want the U.S. troops to stay in their country? Who are the Taliban? What is al-Qaeda? And, finally, what are the steps needed to end the war? In this compact, concise, jargon-free primer, the deeply knowledgeable authors answer all the basic questions and explain the various aspects of the war in Afghanistan. Condition: Very good.
Keywords: Afghanistan, NATO, Military Occupation, International Law, Taliban, Al-Qaeda, Humanitarian Assistance, Counterterrorism, Counterinsurgency