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- Potomac Books Inc. 2014; US$ 24.95
Using a broad array of sources, including interviews with top-level U.S. officials at every level of the war effort, Barzilai concludes that the failure to kill bin Laden and destroy al Qaeda at the Battle of Tora Bora was not only the result of a failure in tactics but, more importantly, the product of failures in policy and leadership. more...
- Konrad Theiss Verlag 2011; US$ 12.27
Wendepunkte der Geschichte ? alle Hintergründe und Fakten 711 n. Chr.: Die Straße von Gibraltar wird für einfallende muslimische Truppen zum Eingangstor nach Spanien. Nachdem die Westgoten von Tariq bin Ziyad geschlagen werden, ist die islamische Eroberung der Iberischen Halbinsel nicht mehr aufzuhalten. Manchmal verändern wenige Minuten, eine einzige... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 33.99
All the information currently available on the endless chain of wars stretching over two and a half centuries is traced in The A to Z of Afghan Wars, Revolutions and Insurgencies . It consists of the American involvement in Afghanistan since October 2001 as well as individual campaigns, including tactics and logistics of skirmishes, the weapons used,... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2013; US$ 21.99
What will happen when international forces finally vacate Afghanistan? The answer to that question is unknown, but if there is any hope for Afghanistan, veteran journalist Peter Eichstaedt asserts, it is with its people. After spending 2004 in Afghanistan working for the nonprofit Institute for War and Peace Reporting and helping build Afghanistan?s... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 21.99
The story of the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan is well known: the expansionist Communists overwhelmed a poor country as a means of reaching a warm-water port on the Persian Gulf. Afghan mujahideen upset their plans, holding on with little more than natural fighting skills, until CIA agents came to the rescue with American arms. Humiliated in battle,... more...
- Profile Books 2011; US$ 14.66
As former ambassador to Moscow, Rodric Braithwaite brings unique insights to the Soviet war in Afghanistan. The story has been distorted not only by Cold War propaganda but also by the myths of the nineteenth century Great Game. It moves from the high politics of the Kremlin to the lonely Russian conscripts in isolated mountain outposts. The parallels... more...
- Andrews UK 2012; US$ 21.49
The Biographical Division (or volume) of a 2-vol. history of the 1878-80 Afghan War. This volume has the photographs of 140 officers who fell in the campaign, and of those who were recipients of the Victoria Cross as a reward for their heroism. Here too are memoirs of the officers who died, which the author prepared frpom materials submitted to him... more...
- Georgetown University Press 2012; US$ 29.95
The United States and its allies have been fighting the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan for a decade in a war that either side could still win. While a gradual drawdown has begun, significant numbers of US combat troops will remain in Afghanistan until at least 2014, perhaps longer, depending on the situation on the ground and the outcome of the... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 21.00
?The most dangerous place in the world.? - Barack Obama The borderlands of Afghanistan and Pakistan have become the arena for a global conflict with consequences that defy prediction. Afghan Frontier traces the history of this region as a hotly contested battlefield for millennia. At the crossroads of Central Asia, gateway to India and the West,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 44.95
In 2006, British forces entered the Helmand Province of Afghanistan in what would become one of the defining military campaigns of the decade. At great cost in blood and treasure, the UK waged a protracted counter-insurgency against a resurgent Taliban. But how was the decision taken to commit Britain to such a difficult and drawn out campaign?... more...