Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Rohde discusses the heavy reliance of the U.S. on contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan and the questionable results of that policy, in terms of both financial repercussions and infrastructure development—or the lack thereof. Narrator Patrick Lawlor is appropriately informative throughout this exploration of America’s role in the Middle East, though his delivery of the different accents of the people interviewed is generic at best. Accents aside, Lawlor is persuasive in communicating Rohde's advocacy for the development of alternative means of promoting peace and diplomacy in the region, including investing in educational and entrepreneurial efforts and fostering the growth of the moderate Muslim sectors in these countries. S.E.G. © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2013]
Trade Ed. Tantor Media 2013
CD ISBN 9781452612706 $34.99 Five CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781452662701 $24.99 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
Library Ed. Tantor Media 2013
CD ISBN 9781452642703 $71.99 Five CDs
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