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Unholy wars : Afghanistan, America, and international terrorism

Author: John K Cooley
Publisher: London ; Sterling, Va. : Pluto Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : New edView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Cooley, John K., 1927-2008.
Unholy wars.
London ; Sterling, Va. : Pluto Press, 2000
(DLC) 2001265765
(OCoLC)44603823
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John K Cooley
ISBN: 0585426651 9780585426655 9780745316918 0745316913 9780745316925 0745316921
OCLC Number: 50825300
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 299 p.) : maps.
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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