Includes bibliographical references (pages 11-12).
Introduction -- A rocky introduction : missteps entering Kunar, 2002-04 -- A war of rotations : problems in counterinsurgency, 2004-11 -- "Putting an Afghan face on it" : too little, too late -- Conclusion and recommendations.
"The al-Qaeda presence in the Pech Valley is greater now than when U.S. forces arrived in 2002, and counterterrorism efforts in the region continue. This report looks at U.S. military involvement in the Pech valley and the lessons it offers both the Afghan National Security Forces and the U.S. military. It is derived from interviews with some three hundred Americans and Afghans, including general officers, unit commanders, members of parliament, district and provincial governors, Afghan interpreters and U.S. and Afghan combat veterans"--Publisher's web site.
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