How big is the "gulf between tactics that worked and a broader strategy in Afghanistan that seemed to make little sense? It remains to be seen how well the Obama administration's strategy for Afghanistan will address the concerns Grey raises. The author notes, through the eyes of Brig. Andrew Mackay: "It was an irony that the more you cared about the Afghan war, the more critical your voice became. Those who hardly cared rarely bothered to dissent.
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Editorial Reviews. Review. A gripping and moving account. About the Author. Stephen Grey is Operation Snakebite: The Explosive True Story of an Afghan Desert Siege - Kindle edition by Stephen Grey. Download it once and read it on your. Operation Snakebite Paperback – International Edition, April 27, Amazon Global Store UK. Grey is the author of Ghost Plane (), on the CIA, and Operation Snakebite (), about the war in Helmand, Afghanistan.
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This is the result. August 5, - Published on Amazon. Mr Grey presents a well organized, readable, and informative account of the historical background, major players both enemy and friendly, on the ground and at higher levels and the events as they happened. He also goes behind the scenes to describe the political maneuvering of those in various positions of power in Afghanistan and elsewhere. Included in the text are excellent graphics of the various battles addressed.
The book is well written, easily read, and gives an insider's viewpoint of the events it describes.
It also gives the reader a feeling for what it was like to be there. Having recently returned from Helmand Province, I found his descriptions on point. This is an outstanding book for anyone expecting to deploy to northern Helmand, or for those already there. The author gives the reader a feel for what it's like to be on the ground in Musa Qaleh. I found this book to be an enjoyable - and profitable - read. Go to Amazon.