America's Military Experience in Afghanistan, Iraq, and SyriaBook - 2017
"Counter Jihad is the first history of America's military operations against radical Islamists, from the Taliban-controlled Hindu Kush Mountains of Afghanistan, to the Sunni Triangle of Iraq, to ISIS's headquarters in the deserts of central Syria, giving both generalists and specialists an overview of events that were followed by millions but understood by few. Williams provides the missing historical context for the rise of the terror group ISIS out of the ashes of Saddam Hussein's secular Baathist Iraq, arguing that it is only by carefully exploring the recent past that can we understand how this jihadist group came to conquer an area larger than Britain and spread havoc from Syria to Paris to San Bernardino." -- from publisher website.
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 
Copyright Date: ©2017
Branch Call Number: E897 .W55 2017
Characteristics: xvi, 367 pages, 13 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm