From Africa to Afghanistan: With Richards and NATO to Kabul

From Africa to Afghanistan details Greg Mills' four months as special adviser to General David Richards, the British Commander of the Ninth International Security Assistance Force (ISAF IX) in Afghanistan, to help establish and run a civilian think-tank, the Prism Group, within the headquarters in Kabul.It highlights the difficulty of rebuilding a failed state through external assistance, a lesson which translates across borders and continents to Africa and elsewhere.Mills, the 'adventurer-academic' and 'soldier-analyst', has managed to write a book that is entertaining, informative and thought-provoking all at the same time.

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