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Good books about the Afghan war???

If there is a book that really covers the Afghan war from the beginning to now, I’ve missed it. Is there one? If not, why not?

U.S. Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division return fire during a firefight with Taliban forces in Barawala Kalay Valley in Kunar province, Afghanistan, March 31, 2011. ( U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Cameron Boyd/Released)
U.S. Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division return fire during a firefight with Taliban forces in Barawala Kalay Valley in Kunar province, Afghanistan, March 31, 2011. ( U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Cameron Boyd/Released)
U.S. Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division return fire during a firefight with Taliban forces in Barawala Kalay Valley in Kunar province, Afghanistan, March 31, 2011. ( U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Cameron Boyd/Released)

If there is a book that really covers the Afghan war from the beginning to now, I’ve missed it. Is there one? If not, why not?

Please respond in comments, or by email. If I get enough responses, I will write an item listing the best books to understand the Afghan war.

Photo credit: Pfc. Cameron Boyd/Wikimedia Commons

If there is a book that really covers the Afghan war from the beginning to now, I’ve missed it. Is there one? If not, why not?

Please respond in comments, or by email. If I get enough responses, I will write an item listing the best books to understand the Afghan war.

Photo credit: Pfc. Cameron Boyd/Wikimedia Commons

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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