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Conflict in Afghanistan [electronic resource] : studies in asymmetric warfare / Martin Ewans.

Author/Creator:
Ewans, Martin, 1928-
Publication:
London ; New York : Routledge, 2005.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (186 p.)
Subjects:
Asymmetric warfare -- Afghanistan.
Afghanistan -- History.
Afghanistan -- History, Military.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Asymmetric warfare, involving conflicts where smaller powers apply their strengths against the weaknesses of a more powerful opponent, has become a key modern concern since the September 11th attacks. Conflict in Afghanistan tackles this issue by examining the five wars Afghanistan has waged against foreign powers over the past two centuries, all of which have involved forms of asymmetric warfare.Incorporating contemporary documents and material from Soviet archives, the text analyzes each war's antecedents, conduct, and consequences. Important questions ar
Contents:
Afghanistan and the Afghans
The failure of diplomacy
Invasion
Occupation
Disaster and withdrawal
Lord Lytton's folly
Occupation
Retreat
Amanullah's gamble
The Communist takeover
The Khalq regime
The decision to invade
Invasion and occupation
Withdrawal
Aftermath
The United States, the Taliban, and al-Qa'ida.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [190]-192) and index.
ISBN:
1-134-29481-6
1-280-24376-7
9786610243761
0-203-31254-6
OCLC:
648145101
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