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The Wars of Afghanistan : Messianic Terrorism, Tribal Conflicts, and the Failures of Great Powers.

Author: Peter Tomsen
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, 2013.
Series: Baker & Taylor Books (Firm); Axis 360.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This revelatory, unprecedented, insider's account of Afghanistan's history since the 1970s, and of U.S. involvement, is indispensable reading for anyone concerned about the current war.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Tomsen
ISBN: 9781610394123 1610394127
OCLC Number: 1102194129
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (913 p.)
Contents: Table of Contents; List of Maps; Introduction; Note About Transliteration; Cast of Characters; PART I: TRIBAL INCUBATOR; 1. Padshahgardi; 2. Shatter Zone; 3. Tribe and Mosque; 4. Modernizing Monarchs; 5. Red Sunrise; PART II: FISSION; 6. Commissar Meets Tribesman; 7. Big Fox Catches Little Fox; 8. Green Dawn; 9. Insubordinate Puppets; 10. The General's Vision; PART III: MISSION TO THE MUJAHIDIN; 11. Mission Impossible; 12. Potemkin Government; 13. Pakistan Pivots; 14. Tilting at Windmills; 15. Wahhabi Emirate; 16. Desperately Seeking Moderates; 17. Irreconcilable Policies 18. From Marx to Mullahs19. From One War to the Next; PART IV: AMERICA AND AFGHANISTAN; 20. Unholy Alliance; 21. Between the Lions; 22. Yankee Meets Tribesman; 23. From Victory to Stalemate; 24. Needed: Real Change; 25. The Way Ahead; Acknowledgments; APPENDICES; I. Central Asian Immigrations and Invasions of Afghanistan, 330 B.C.-A.D. 1380; II. Durrani and Ghizai Tribal Networks; III. The Durrani Royal Dynasty; IV. Afghan Communist Fratricide, 1978-1992; V. Shifts in Mujahidin Alliance, 1992-2001; VI. Pakistani Paramilitary Religious Militias; Notes; Index
Series Title: Baker & Taylor Books (Firm); Axis 360.

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This revelatory, unprecedented, insider's account of Afghanistan's history since the 1970s, and of U.S. involvement, is indispensable reading for anyone concerned about the current war.

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