A masterful account of America’s doomed Afghanistan mission
The perfect read alongside the US military's withdrawal. War reporter Janine Di Giovanni reviews Wesley Morgan’s new book "The Hardest Place: The American Military Adrift in Afghanistan’s Pech Valley." She explains why this new text should be seen as an instant classic, as it succinctly reveals the United States’ doomed involvement in Afghanistan by focusing on one small but treacherous region. She argues that when people look to understand why the United States put so many resources into such a remote country, they will find the answers in Morgan’s incredibly detailed account. A must-listen for policymakers, intelligence officers, and diplomats.
From Foreign Policy