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Published by University Press of Kansas .
Written in English


  • Asian / Middle Eastern history: postwar, from c 1945 -,
  • European history: postwar, from c 1945 -,
  • War & defence operations,
  • c 1970 to c 1980,
  • c 1980 to c 1990,
  • History - General History,
  • Middle East - History - 20th Century,
  • Russia - History - 1917 To 1991,
  • Soviet Union,
  • Military,
  • Afghanistan,
  • Former Soviet Union, USSR (Europe),
  • History, Military,
  • Asia - General,
  • Soviet occupation, 1979-1989,
  • Europe - Russia & the Former Soviet Union,
  • Middle East - General,
  • History,
  • Military policy

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Edition Notes

ContributionsMichael A. Gress (Editor), Lester W. Grau (Editor), Russia (Corporate Author)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages392
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7763045M
ISBN 100700611851
ISBN 109780700611850

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  An impressively thorough book on the Soviet Afghan war, which does a great job of summarizing the conflict, as well as showing many moments through the eyes of individuals caught up in the conflict. An impressively thorough book on the Soviet Afghan war, which does a great job of summarizing the conflict, /5. Shelves: soviet-afghan-and-vietnam-wars, favourites This is a poetic memoir of one man's experiences during the Soviet-Afghan war and the impact they continue to have on him after his service ended. Tamarov has clearly given a great deal of thought to what goes on inside of /5. Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, military action carried out in late December by Soviet troops. The Soviet Union intervened in support of the Afghan communist government in its conflict with anti-communist Muslim guerrillas during the Afghan War (–92) and remained in .   *Realise that I do not know if this is a reliable book, still was the only one I've found about USA intervention on the war. I'm sure there are a lot of books covering the Afghanistan war against the Soviets in general and with some good topics about USA intervention.

  Part of Pen & Sword Books' IMAGES OF WAR series, Anthony Tucker-Jones' THE SOVIET-AFGHAN WAR is an illustrated history of Russia's invasion of Afghanistan in and its decade-long struggle to conquer the Taliban. Confident that a quick incursion into neighboring Afghanistan would prop up its Marxist government, /5(4).   In The Soviet-Afghan War the Russian general staff takes a close critical look at the Soviet military's disappointing performance in that war in an effort to better understand what happened and why and what lessons should be taken from it. Lester Grau and Michael Gress's expert English translation of the general staff's study offers the very first publication in any language of this important /5(3).   On Decem , the Soviet Union invades Afghanistan, under the pretext of upholding the Soviet-Afghan Friendship Treaty of As midnight approached, the Soviets organized a . The Afghanistan war and the breakdown of the Soviet Union RAFAEL REUVENY AND ASEEM PRAKASH1 Abstract. The breakdown of the Soviet Union surprised most scholars of international relations, comparative politics, and Soviet politics. Existing explanations attribute the breakdown of the Soviet Union to the reformist leadership of Gorbachev, and/or.