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The great gamble : the Soviet war in Afghanistan

Author: Gregory Feifer; Robertson Dean
Publisher: [Old Saybrook, Conn.] : Tantor Media, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Soviet war in Afghanistan was a grueling debacle that has striking lessons for American foreign policy today. In The great gamble, Gregory Feifer examines the war from the perspective of the soldiers on the ground. During the last years of the Cold War, the Soviet Union sent some of its most elite troops to unfamiliar lands in Central Asia to fight a vaguely defined enemy, which eventually defeated their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
History
Military history
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)432312966
Material Type: Audio book, etc., Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory Feifer; Robertson Dean
ISBN: 9781400190577 1400190576
OCLC Number: 458737095
Notes: Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Unabridged.
Duration: 10:02:27.
Performer(s): Read by Robertson Dean.
Details: Requires OverDrive Media Console (WMA file size: 144326 KB).; Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Responsibility: Gregory Feifer.

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"The Soviet war in Afghanistan was a grueling debacle that has striking lessons for American foreign policy today. In The great gamble, Gregory Feifer examines the war from the perspective of the soldiers on the ground. During the last years of the Cold War, the Soviet Union sent some of its most elite troops to unfamiliar lands in Central Asia to fight a vaguely defined enemy, which eventually defeated their superior number with unconventional tactics"--Publisher's description.

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