Dogs Are Eating Them Now: Our War In Afghanistan

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Author Smith, Graeme
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For readers ofWarby Sebastian Junger,We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Familiesby Philip Gourevitch, andThe Forever Warby Dexter Filkins,The Dogs Are Eating Them Nowis a raw, uncensored account of the war in Afghanistan from a
illiant young reporter who for several years was the only Western journalist
ave enough to live full-time in the dangerous southern region.<
>The Dogs Are Eating Them Nowis a highly personal narrative of Canada's war in Afghanistan and how it went dangerously wrong. Written by a respected and fearless former foreign correspondent who has won multiple awards for his journalism (including an Emmy for the video series "Talking with the Taliban"), this is a gripping account of modern warfare that takes you into back alleys, cockpits, and prisons--telling stories that would have endangered his life had he published this book while still working as a journalist.<
>From the corruption of law enforcement agents and the tribal nature of the local power structure to the economics of the drug trade and the frequent blunders of foreign troops, this is the no-holds-barred story from a leading expert on the insurgency. Smith draws on his unmatched compassion and a rare ability to cut through the noise and see the
oader truths to give us a bold and candid look at the Taliban's continued influence--and at the mistakes, catastrophes and ultimate failure of the West's best intentions