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Written by the author of the official British military analysis of the Iraq campaigns, Blood, Metal, and Dust is the first authoritative military history of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to tell the detailed story of what happened on the ground. From the high-ranking officer who wrote the still-classified British military analysis of the war in Iraq comes the authoritat Written by the author of the official British military analysis of the Iraq campaigns, Blood, Metal, and Dust is the first authoritative military history of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to tell the detailed story of what happened on the ground. From the high-ranking officer who wrote the still-classified British military analysis of the war in Iraq comes the authoritative history of two conflicts which have overshadowed the beginning of the 21st century. Inextricably linked to the ongoing “War on Terror,” the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan dominated more than a decade of international politics, and their influence is felt to this day. Blood, Metal and Dust is the first military history to offer a comprehensive overview of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, providing in-depth accounts of the operations undertaken by both US and UK forces. Brigadier Ben Barry explores the wars which shaped the modern Middle East, providing a detailed narrative of operations as they unfolded. With unparalleled access to official military accounts and extensive contacts in both the UK and the US militaries, Brigadier Barry is uniquely placed to tell the story of these controversial conflicts, and offers a rounded account of the international campaigns which irrevocably changed the global geopolitical landscape.


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Written by the author of the official British military analysis of the Iraq campaigns, Blood, Metal, and Dust is the first authoritative military history of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to tell the detailed story of what happened on the ground. From the high-ranking officer who wrote the still-classified British military analysis of the war in Iraq comes the authoritat Written by the author of the official British military analysis of the Iraq campaigns, Blood, Metal, and Dust is the first authoritative military history of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to tell the detailed story of what happened on the ground. From the high-ranking officer who wrote the still-classified British military analysis of the war in Iraq comes the authoritative history of two conflicts which have overshadowed the beginning of the 21st century. Inextricably linked to the ongoing “War on Terror,” the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan dominated more than a decade of international politics, and their influence is felt to this day. Blood, Metal and Dust is the first military history to offer a comprehensive overview of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, providing in-depth accounts of the operations undertaken by both US and UK forces. Brigadier Ben Barry explores the wars which shaped the modern Middle East, providing a detailed narrative of operations as they unfolded. With unparalleled access to official military accounts and extensive contacts in both the UK and the US militaries, Brigadier Barry is uniquely placed to tell the story of these controversial conflicts, and offers a rounded account of the international campaigns which irrevocably changed the global geopolitical landscape.

51 review for Blood, Metal and Dust: The Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq 2001–14

  1. 4 out of 5

    Joe

    A very, very good military history of the US & British interventions into Afghanistan & Iraq, spurred by the events of 11 September. This book takes you inside those 2000s military campaigns and the flailing attempts to win the peace on the ground. A lack of good political leadership in Washington, DC & London is mostly to blame for the flailing - and the book gets 4/5 because it rarely mentions ISIS but does give a blurb to the early rise of Covid19.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Eric J. Hartsfield

    An outstanding summary of the campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan This is one of the best books I have come across in providing a thoughtful analysis of the two campaigns. He provides very good summaries on the operational level of the military campaigns with great analysis of the political, social, religious and ethnic aspects and factors. Highly recommended!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Navneet Bhushan

    An absolutely riveting account of two major wars of the 21st Century. These wars are all the more interesting that these were conducted by the sole super power with all its military economic might and in a predominantly unipolar world. Yet the verdict is a defeat.. A strategic defeat despite tactical and operational military operational victories. Three US presidents and three UK PMs and their associated administrations displayed "strategic incompetence" And a level of hubris that is highly unex An absolutely riveting account of two major wars of the 21st Century. These wars are all the more interesting that these were conducted by the sole super power with all its military economic might and in a predominantly unipolar world. Yet the verdict is a defeat.. A strategic defeat despite tactical and operational military operational victories. Three US presidents and three UK PMs and their associated administrations displayed "strategic incompetence" And a level of hubris that is highly unexpected by the country that has highest number of strategi c thinktanks and military thinking and military dollars spent. Author dissects phase by phase the US UK and NATO strategy and the evolution of conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan. Author finds the greatest strategic competent leader in the whole game as IRG head qasim solemani who was assassinated in January 2020 by US Drone Strike. This book is must read!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Brian Asalone

    this reads more like a lecture on these wars by a military expert. the author goes into enough details to give a general picture of major engagements and to highlight important aspects. the reader can really get a full understanding of the work by simply reading the last two chapters.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Jacqueline

    A comprehensive military history of the Western wars in the Middle East. The author comes off as very well informed and mostly neutral, though the final chapter or so feel a tad polemic. Read critically, though, it is great. Frank and honest about the myriad failures of the wars.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Grouchy Historian

    This is the book I have been waiting for. A real narrative military history of the GWOT campaigns of the last 20 years.

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