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The war in Afghanistan
Publication Information:
San Diego, Calif. : Lucent Books, 2004.
Physical Description:
112 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Series title(s):
Afghanistan : a land of great chaos and conflict -- Osama bin Laden and the al-Qaeda terror network -- The United States mobilizes for war -- Operation Enduring Freedom begins -- The sudden Taliban collapse -- The hunt for Osama bin Laden -- The struggle for peace.
Describes the events that lead to the war in Afghanistan, the bombing campaign, and the hunt for bin Landen and his guerrillas.
Program Information:
7.0 Accelerated Reader AR UG 10.7 74270.

Accelerated Reader AR Upper Grades 10.7 7 quiz: 74270 disk(s): AQ511.
Electronic Access:
Table of contents http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip045/2003014494.html


Call Number
958.104 Miller 2004

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The first military battleground in the War on Terrorism was Afghanistan, whose repressive Islamist Taliban regime harbored and supported Osama bin Laden and the terrorist training camps of al-Qaeda. The War in Afghanistan clearly describes the opposing forces in this conflict, the bombing campaign and ground fighting that toppled the Afghan regime, and the hunt for bin Laden and his terrorist guerrillas in their mountain strongholds.

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Booklist Review

Reviewed with Thomas Streissguth's Combating the Global Terrorist Threat0 . Gr. 6-8. Although their drab formats and dry prose guarantee that these books in the American War Library series will never be popular reading, they do gather information from a wide array of print and electronic sources--all of which are cited at the end, and most given annotations--to present wide-angled views of what has become the chief focus of U.S. foreign policy. Streissguth offers an overview of our international response to 9/11 in five theaters: Afghanistan, Iraq, the Philippines, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia. Miller presents a fuller account of Afghanistan, from the battles of the cold war to bombings in early 2003, political reforms, and efforts to remove the mines that carpet parts of the country. Most of the occasional, small, black-and-white photos portray major political figures or military vehicles. These utilitarian overviews add more facts to information in such rushed-into-print efforts as Mitchell Young's War on Terrorism 0 (2003). --John Peters Copyright 2004 Booklist