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Crossed swords : Pakistan, its army, and the wars within

Author: Shuja Nawaz
Publisher: Karachi : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Based on 30 years of research and analysis, this definitive book is a profound, multi-layered, and historical analysis of the nature and role of the Pakistan Army in the country's polity as well as its turbulent relationship with the United States."--Jacket.
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Nawaz, Shuja.
Crossed swords.
Karachi : Oxford University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)608814917
Online version:
Nawaz, Shuja.
Crossed swords.
Karachi : Oxford University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)609335558
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shuja Nawaz
ISBN: 9780195476606 0195476603 9780195476972 0195476972
OCLC Number: 213301920
Description: xliv, 655 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: In history bound --
A difficult birth --
The first Kashmir war --
The legacy of conflict : chaos and ambitions --
Courting Uncle Sam --
Things fall apart --
The first coup --
Martial law and the search for legitimacy --
Wars and consequences --
September 1965 and Ayub's fall --
United Pakistan : how to break up a country --
Wars and consequences redux --
Bhutto rules --
Guardians of the faith --
The troika's musical chairs --
Systemic failures : the wars within --
The liberal autocrat --
Today and tomorrow.
Responsibility: Shuja Nawaz.

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"Based on 30 years of research and analysis, this definitive book is a profound, multi-layered, and historical analysis of the nature and role of the Pakistan Army in the country's polity as well as its turbulent relationship with the United States."--Jacket.

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The strength of his book derives from his interviews with serving and retired military officers...Nawaz has penned a book which will become a standard reference on the Pakistani army for years to Read more...

 
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