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The punishment of virtue : inside Afghanistan after the Taliban

Author: Sarah Chayes
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents an account of the return to the violence and corruption of warlord activity in Afghanistan after the displacement of the Taliban, revealing how the U.S. government assisted the return of corrupt militia commanders to the country.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Sarah Chayes; Sarah Chayes
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Chayes
ISBN: 1594200963 9781594200960 9780143112068 0143112066
OCLC Number: 65400739
Description: 386 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Suicide Bombing --
Covering Crisis --
Moving In on Kandahar --
Reporting the Last Days --
The Fall of the Taliban --
The Road to Kandahar --
Taking the City by Force --
A Choice of Allies --
Dealing for the Governorship --
Kandahar, Afghan Capital --
Reporting Kandahar --
The Border --
Civil Society --
Plunder and Subsidy --
Showdown with Shirzai --
Zabit Akrem --
Military Matters --
Security --
The Coming of Islam --
How to Fire a Warlord --
Murder --
Mongol Conquests and Rebirth --
Fighting with the Pen --
Misfire --
Round Three --
Fear --
The Promotion of Vice and the Punishment of Virtue --
Mazar-i-Sherif --
Kabul --
Kandahar --
Investigation --
Cover-Up.
Responsibility: Sarah Chayes.

Abstract:

Presents an account of the return to the violence and corruption of warlord activity in Afghanistan after the displacement of the Taliban, revealing how the U.S. government assisted the return of corrupt militia commanders to the country.
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