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Koran, Kalashnikov, and laptop : the neo-Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan

Author: Antonio Giustozzi
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Since the Allied invasion of Afghanistan in 2002, the Bush administration has celebrated the imminent demise of the Taliban, with claims of a "moral and psychological defeat" playing a prominent role in the presidential elections of 2004. Some commentators suggested that "reconstruction and development" had won over the Afghan population, despite widespread criticism of the meager distribution of aid and failed  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Antonio Giustozzi
ISBN: 9780231700092 0231700091 9780231700108 0231700105
OCLC Number: 132585216
Description: xv, 259 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Sources of the insurgency --
How and why the Taliban recruited --
Organisation of the Taliban --
The Taliban's strategy --
Military tactics of the insurgency --
The counter-insurgency effort.
Other Titles: Neo-Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan
Responsibility: Antonio Giustozzi.
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Since the Allied invasion of Afghanistan in 2002, the Bush administration has celebrated the demise of the Taliban. This book poses a challenge to the accounts of the invasion and its aftermath and  Read more...

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