Warriors and Nation Builders: Development and the Military in Afghanistan

This book was commissioned by the Canadian military to help senior officers better understand the development dimension of peace and security missions in fragile post-conflict states.  It also helps development practitioners better understand their military colleagues in these challenging missions.  While it draws mainly from experience in Afghanistan, it has wider application:  USAID project staff in Iraq say it is very helpful and “eerily accurate” in describing issues they encounter in their work.

The book is being made available for free download courtesy of the Canadian Defence Academy Press and Tamas Consultants.  (Click here for a PDF version)

The author welcomes comments and feedback – send to:  andy@tamas.com

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