The Hydra: Achieving Victory in Sri Lanka's Civil War (Paperback)
For twenty-five years, the government of Sri Lanka fought a losing battle against a unique terrorist organization known as the Liberation Tamil Tigers of Eelam. Guerrilla fighters of the LTTE revolutionized modern war with suicide bombers, a deadly navy, and an international media and financial empire. Then in 2005, the military and government of Sri Lanka began a series of radical changes that would destroy the LTTE completely. How did a small island nation achieve victory where so many powerful nations failed? This is the untold story of battle, political intrigue, and brutality that changed modern warfare. Ten years after its climactic ending, author and US Army officer Jonathan Joyner arrives in Sri Lanka to uncover the secrets of Sri Lanka's war and its meaning for the United States and the world.