Author: Dr. Jahan Shahsawar
The US Army’s Path to Victory in the Darkest Decade War in Afghanistan is an enlightening work based on the real-life experiences of Dr. Jahan Shahsawar. The book is about his fourteen-month deployment as a civilian contractor, acting as a cultural adviser/interpreter with the US Army in Afghanistan. This position gave him a unique and startling insight about the realities of the US Army’s involvement in the war in Afghanistan. Starting with golden era of the 1960, Dr. Shahsawar brings the voice of innocent Afghans to the attention of international human rights organization. Also during his deployment, he interviewed numerous former Taliban war commanders and learned from Afghan National Army generals about the US Army’s success in the war against terrorists. Other stories document the truth behind America’s real enemies and the dishonesty of the Afghan government as well as the reason for the war’s duration. The realities on the US Army’s path to victory in the war on terror in Afghanistan have never been revealed…until now. Meanwhile, Doctor Jahan also reveals for the first time the identity of the evil charlatan’s political motivation.
Born in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Doctor Jahan is the eldest of four siblings. He supported his family at the age of fourteen and quickly found education to be the key for a better future. He received a scholarship from the University of Teheran, Iran, at age twenty. He worked for two years for the king of Afghanistan, Mohammed Zaher Shah. He earned his PhD in veterinary medicine as well as certificate in Islamic studies in 1982 from Teheran University. He lived in Iran during the revolution, and the political issues at that time became a large part of his decision to move his family to France, where in July 1987, he also received his second master’s degree in veterinary medicine from the University of Toulouse, France. Then he made the life-changing decision to move his family to the United States. After 9/11, Dr. Shahsawar felt compelled to get involved with war in Afghanistan. Because of his familiarity with country and his ability to speak English, Pashto, Dari, Farsi, and French, he was deployed with US Army in 2012 as a civilian contractor. Today he is a proud father, grandfather, and husband. He lives in Virginia and is still an advocate of education. He reads daily and writes often.