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Unholy wars : Afghanistan, America, and international terrorism

Author: John K Cooley
Publisher: London ; Sterling, Va. : Pluto Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : New edView all editions and formats
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Analyzes the recent developments stemming from the 1980s alliance between the United States and Islamic nations, focusing on Osama Bin Laden, the emergence of the Taliban, and the violence resulting from Afghani conflicts.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John K Cooley
ISBN: 0745316913 9780745316918 0745316921 9780745316925
OCLC Number: 44603823
Description: xiii, 299 pages : maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Carter and Brezhnev in the Valley of Decision --
Anwar al-Sadat --
Zia al-Haq --
Deng Xiaoping --
Recruiters, trainers, trainees and assorted spooks --
Donors, bankers and profiteers --
Poppy fields, killing fields and druglords --
Russia: bitter aftertaste and reluctant return --
The contagion spreads: Egypt and the Maghreb --
The contagion spreads: the assault on America --
More contagion: the Philippines --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: John K. Cooley.

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To oppose the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979, the US formed an anti-communist alliance with militant Islamic forces in Central Asia. This book provides an account of this alliance and how the  Read more...

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