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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.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView 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: History
Military history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Tomsen
ISBN: 1610392620 9781610392624
OCLC Number: 841910515
Description: xxxviii, 850 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Tribal incubator --
Fission --
Mission to the mujahidin --
America and Afghanistan.
Responsibility: Peter Tomsen.

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This San Francisco Chronicle and Washington Post Best Book of the Year is "the most authoritative account yet of Afghanistan's wars over the past 30 years and should be essential reading for those  Read more...

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