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The First Afghan War By Mowbray Morris
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Soviet Afghan Air War By peter dancey
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Following the death of thirty Soviet advisers in Afghanistan the Soviets went to war. This ebook is a brief synopsis of the Soviet combat types in this disastrous intervention in a very unstable... More > country< Less
The 1980's Afghan War By peter dancey
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With the West's continued withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2014, it is ironic that so little was learnt from the Soviet's excursion into the country in the 1980s, by 1988 they had lost over 13,300... More > troops. The main lesson the West failed to learn appears to be how porous the Pakistan border was allowing the rebels to melt away whenever they chose. This ebook tells the story of Soviet Air Power in Afghanistan. Another lesson the West failed to realise until until many men lost their lives was that the rescue helicopter was paramount and that is many instances the only access to the rebels was by helicopter.< Less
Afghan Tales By James Mickey Girvan
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This book grew out of my nephews letters to me while her served in Afghanistan. He was on a training mission for NATO. Training the NATO Operational Mentor and Liaison Teams embedded with the Afghan... More > Army. This book is the stories of some of the men he served with.< Less
Afghan Tales By James Mickey Girvan
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The stories in this volume grew out of my nephew's letters home from his tour of duty in Afghanistan. His job there was to make sure the allied forces were properly training the Afghan forces in how... More > to fight according to Geneva conventions. The stories are true, the soldiers appearing in them are real. I tried to be true to their story, while using a bit of artistic license.< Less
Pre-Invasion Afghan Politics By Josh Neaman
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A short essay written recently as part of a project of change in the 20th Century.
THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN: Mujahideen Tactics in the Soviet-Afghan War By Ali Ahmad Jalali, Lester W. Grau, Foreign Military Studies Office
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On 27 December 1979, Moscow ordered the Soviet Army into Afghanistan. Organized, equipped, and trained for the execution of combined arms operations, that force embodied the concept of blitzkrieg.... More > Nine years later, it withdrew in defeat. The Other Side of the Mountain was written from the reports of mujahideen combat veterans and provides a tactical look at a decentralized army of footmobile guerrillas waging war against a technologically superior foe. Absolute supremacy of firepower did not guarantee victory. Native knowledge of terrain and detailed study of a known adversary offset that advantage. In particular, the chapter on urban combat will be of great interest to commanders concerned with force protection. This book and its companion volume, The Bear Went Over the Mountain: Soviet Combat Tactics in Afghanistan, published for the United States Marine Corps in 1996, offers a chronicle of the Afghan War by the warfighters.< Less
On War & Women: Operation Enduring Freedom's Impact on the Lives of Afghan Women By Dr. Sharmon Monagan
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On September 11, 2001, the US saw one of it’s greatest tragedies in history. The fall of the twin towers seemed to split time into two periods – the before and after - spurring the... More > beginning of Operation Enduring Freedom, the longest running war in US history. As the justifications for war compounded, so did the list of groups who would benefit. Historically, women have been used as justification to enter into war, and Afghan women were no different. On paper, they became another reason for the occupation, as their life under the Taliban rule was something to be salvaged. Now over a decade later, just how much of this goal has been recognizably achieved? On War & Women: Operation Enduring Freedom's Impact on the Lives of Afghan Women, is an academic research that seeks to examine the war’s impact of the on the lives of Afghan women, exploring several quality of life indicators to determine if the US military can cross this off as a triumph, or a wasted opportunity.< Less
On War & Women: Operation Enduring Freedom's Impact on the Lives of Afghan Women By Dr. Sharmon Monagan
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On September 11, 2001, the US saw one of it’s greatest tragedies in history. The fall of the twin towers seemed to split time into two periods – the before and after - spurring the... More > beginning of Operation Enduring Freedom, the longest running war in US history. As the justifications for war compounded, so did the list of groups who would benefit. Historically, women have been used as justification to enter into war, and Afghan women were no different. On paper, they became another reason for the occupation, as their life under the Taliban rule was something to be salvaged. Now over a decade later, just how much of this goal has been recognizably achieved? On War & Women: Operation Enduring Freedom's Impact on the Lives of Afghan Women, is an academic research that seeks to examine the war’s impact of the on the lives of Afghan women, exploring several quality of life indicators to determine if the US military can cross this off as a triumph, or a wasted opportunity.< Less
Disjointed Ways, Disunified Means: Learning from America’s Struggle to Build an Afghan Nation (Enlarged Edition) By Lewis G. Irwin, U.S. Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute
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Remarkably ambitious in its audacity and scope, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) irregular warfare and “nation-building” mission in Afghanistan has struggled to meet... More > its nonmilitary objectives by most tangible measures. Put directly, the alliance and its partners have fallen short of achieving the results needed to create a stable, secure, democratic, and self-sustaining Afghan nation, a particularly daunting proposition given Afghanistan’s history and culture, the region’s contemporary circumstances, and the fact that no such country has existed there before. Furthermore, given the central nature of U.S. contributions to this NATO mission, these shortfalls also serve as an indicator of a serious American problem as well. Specifically, inconsistencies and a lack of coherence in U.S. Government strategic planning processes and products, as well as fundamental flaws in...< Less