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By Nir Rosen

ISBN-10: 1568584016

ISBN-13: 9781568584010

Nir Rosen’s Aftermath, a unprecedented feat of reporting, follows the contagious unfold of radicalism and sectarian violence that the U.S. invasion of Iraq and the consequent civil warfare have unleashed within the Muslim world.

 

Rosen—who the Weekly Standard as soon as bitterly complained has “great entry to the Baathists and jihadists who make up the Iraqi insurgency”— has spent approximately a decade between warriors and militants who've been not easy American strength within the Muslim international. In Aftermath, he tells their tale, displaying the opposite facet of the U.S. struggle on terror, touring from the battle-scarred streets of Baghdad to the alleys, villages, refugee camps, mosques, and killing grounds of Jordan, Syria, Egypt, Lebanon, and at last Afghanistan, the place Rosen has a terrifying stumble upon with the Taliban as their “guest,” and witnesses the recent Obama surge fizzling in southern Afghanistan.

Rosen was once one of many few Westerners to enterprise contained in the mosques of Baghdad to witness the 1st stirrings of sectarian hatred within the months after the U.S. invasion. He exhibits how guns, strategies, and sectarian principles from the civil struggle in Iraq penetrated neighboring international locations and threatened their balance, specially Lebanon and Jordan, the place new jihadist teams mushroomed. additionally, he indicates that the unfold of violence on the road point is usually the final result of particular regulations hatched in Washington, D.C. Rosen deals a seminal and provocative account of the surge, informed from the viewpoint of U.S. troops at the flooring, the Iraqi protection forces, Shiite militias and Sunni insurgents that have been either allies and adversaries. He additionally tells the tale of what occurred to those militias when they outlived their usefulness to the Americans.

Aftermath is either a special own historical past and an unsparing account of what the US has wrought in Iraq and the area. the result's a hair- elevating, 360-degree view of the trendy battlefield its consequent humanitarian disaster, and the truth of counterinsurgency.

 

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Nir Rosen’s Aftermath, a rare feat of reporting, follows the contagious unfold of radicalism and sectarian violence that the U. S. invasion of Iraq and the resultant civil battle have unleashed within the Muslim world.

 

Rosen—who the Weekly usual as soon as bitterly complained has “great entry to the Baathists and jihadists who make up the Iraqi insurgency”— has spent approximately a decade between warriors and militants who've been hard American energy within the Muslim international. In Aftermath, he tells their tale, displaying the opposite facet of the U. S. struggle on terror, touring from the battle-scarred streets of Baghdad to the alleys, villages, refugee camps, mosques, and killing grounds of Jordan, Syria, Egypt, Lebanon, and at last Afghanistan, the place Rosen has a terrifying come across with the Taliban as their “guest,” and witnesses the hot Obama surge fizzling in southern Afghanistan.

Rosen was once one of many few Westerners to enterprise contained in the mosques of Baghdad to witness the 1st stirrings of sectarian hatred within the months after the U. S. invasion. He exhibits how guns, strategies, and sectarian rules from the civil battle in Iraq penetrated neighboring international locations and threatened their balance, in particular Lebanon and Jordan, the place new jihadist teams mushroomed. in addition, he indicates that the unfold of violence on the road point is usually the outcome of particular regulations hatched in Washington, D. C. Rosen bargains a seminal and provocative account of the surge, advised from the point of view of U. S. troops at the floor, the Iraqi defense forces, Shiite militias and Sunni insurgents that have been either allies and adversaries. He additionally tells the tale of what occurred to those militias after they outlived their usefulness to the Americans.

Aftermath is either a special own historical past and an unsparing account of what the United States has wrought in Iraq and the zone. the result's a hair- elevating, 360-degree view of the trendy battlefield its consequent humanitarian disaster, and the truth of counterinsurgency.

 

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In 1894-5 japan took on China for control of the Korean Peninsula, traditionally an area of Chinese influence. Twenty thousand japanese troops made a daring assault on the fort ofWeihaiwei, on the coast of China's northern Shandong province, and turned their guns on the ships of the Chinese navy, sinking five of its finest vessels. 16 The japanese not only claimed control of Korea (which they annexed formally in 1910), but the island of Taiwan as well (which remained a japanese colony until 1945).

But the Japanese invasion made it almost impossible for them to succeed: from tax collection to provision of 'food security' to the ability to cope with massive refugee flows, the problems were probably too great for any government to manage successfully. The war, then, marks the transfer of power to the Communists, but there was nothing inevitable about the process. And for much of the early part of the war, before Pearl Harbor, there was an alternative: the possibility that Japan might win, and that China would become part of a wider Japanese Empire.

A new history of China's wartime experience must take account of the three-way struggle for a modern China: Nationalist, Communist and collaborationist. Such a history must also restore China to its place as one of the four principal wartime Allies, alongside the US, Russia and Britain. China's story is not just the account of the forgotten Allied power, but of the Allied power whose government and way of life was most changed by the experience of war. Even the massive loss of life in Russia that followed the German invasion in June 1941 was less transformative than what happened to China in one fundamental sense: Russia was pushed to its ultimate test, but did not break.

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