Shahzad Bashir, Robert D. Crews, "Under the Drones: Modern Lives in the Afghanistan-Pakistan Borderlands"
ISBN: 0674065611 | 2012 | PDF | 336 pages | 4 MB
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 economic forces that shape their lives. Understanding the complexity of life along the 1,600-mile border between Afghanistan and Pakistan can help America and its European allies realign their priorities in the region to address genuine problems, rather than fabricated ones.