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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, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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An insider's account of Afghanistan's history since the 1970s and how the CIA's covert operations and the Pentagon's military strategy have strengthened extremism in the country.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
History
Military history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Tomsen
ISBN: 9781586487638 1586487639 9781586487812 1586487817
OCLC Number: 663445525
Description: xxxviii, 849 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Part I: Tribal Incubator --
Padshahgardi --
Shatter Zone --
Tribe and Mosque --
Modernizing Monarchs --
Red Sunrise --
Part II: Fission --
Commissar Meets Tribesman --
Big Fox Catches Little Fox --
Green Dawn --
Insubordinate Puppets --
The General's Vision --
Part III. Mission to the Mujahidin --
Mission Impossible --
Potemkin Government --
Pakistan Pivots --
Tilting at Windmills --
Wahhabi Emirate --
Desperately Seeking Moderates --
Irreconcilable Policies --
From Marx to Mullahs --
From One War to the Next --
Part IV: America and Afghanistan --
Unholy Alliance --
Between the Lions --
Yankee Meets Tribesman --
From Victory to Stalemate --
Needed: Real Change --
The Way Ahead.
Responsibility: Peter Tomsen.

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Steve Coll, author of The Bin Ladens and Ghost Wars "Peter Tomsen has a depth of understanding and knowledge about the history of Afghanistan that makes him a unique asset in our effort to grapple Read more...

 
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