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AFSA Book Notes: "The Dust of Kandahar"

April 6, 2017


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Ambassador Jonathan Addleton, a retired USAID Foreign Service Officer, joins us to discuss his new book, The Dust of Kandahar: A Diplomat Among Warriors in Afghanistan.

The Dust of Kandahar represents a unique contribution to USNI’s growing number of books on the conflict in Afghanistan, largely because it views events primarily from a civilian perspective. Attached to the Third Infantry Division based in Kandahar during its year-long deployment in southern Afghanistan, the author served as a link between the Embassy in Kabul and military leaders in Regional Command-South (RC-South). He was also heavily involved in outreach aimed at Afghan government officials, tribal and religious leaders and others during a time of transition marked by a significant drawdown in the size of the international military presence across the country. For more information, visit

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