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Under the Drones: Modern Lives in the Afghanistan-Pakistan Borderlands

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In the West, media coverage of Afghanistan and Pakistan is framed by military and political concerns, resulting in a simplistic picture of ageless barbarity, terrorist safe havens, and peoples in need of either punishment or salvation. "Under the Drones" looks beyond this limiting view to investigate real people on the ground, and to analyze the political, social, and econ ...more
Hardcover, 327 pages
Published May 14th 2012 by Harvard University Press
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Alright, this is my first book review so don't butcher me. I give this book a solid 4.5 stars out of five. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the events of the region, and to any and all members that have spent or will spend time in Afghanistan. Don't let the title mislead you. It is not some sap story about the people who get caught in the middle of American drone strikes. It does a beautiful job of dissecting Western preconceived notions of the Af-Pak region. The political hi ...more
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If for no other reason, read this for a closely observed chapter on "The Politics of Pashtun and Punjabi Truck Decoration."
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