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Killing the Cranes

Journalist Edward Girardet covers 30 years of war in Afghanistan

Edward Girardet first began covering Afghanistan several months prior to the Soviet invasion in 1979 as a foreign correspondent for several large media outlets.

Cover of book, Killing The Cranes: Beyond Afghanistan's Unwinnable Wars by Edward Girardet


See also: Forbidden travel, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan.


His new book, Killing the Cranes, provides crucial insights into why the West’s current involvement has turned into such a disaster. Using historical examples from the past 30 years, he explains why we are squandering billions of dollars on a recovery process that has shown scant success while creating new insurgency efforts.

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