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By Brian Glyn Williams

Counter Jihad is a sweeping account of America's army campaigns within the Islamic international. Revising our knowing of what used to be often called the warfare on Terror, it offers a retrospective at the impressive sequence of conflicts that observed the USA set up greater than and a part million women and men to struggle in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria. Brian Glyn Williams strains those unfolding wars from their origins within the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan via U.S. valuable Command's ongoing crusade to "degrade and spoil" the hybrid terrorist workforce referred to as ISIS. Williams takes readers on a trip starting with the 2001 U.S. overthrow of the Taliban, to the toppling of Saddam Hussein, to the unforeseen emergence of the infamous ISIS "Caliphate" within the Iraqi lands that the us as soon as occupied.

Counter Jihad is the 1st background of America's army operations opposed to radical Islamists, from the Taliban-controlled Hindu Kush Mountains of Afghanistan, to the Sunni Triangle of Iraq, to ISIS's headquarters within the deserts of primary Syria, giving either generalists and experts an summary of occasions that have been via thousands yet understood through few. Williams offers the lacking old context for the increase of the fear team ISIS out of the ashes of Saddam Hussein's secular Baathist Iraq, arguing that it is just via conscientiously exploring the new prior will we know how this jihadist team got here to beat a space better than Britain and unfold havoc from Syria to Paris to San Bernardino.

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