By Tom Lansford
Covering wars and conflicts of Afghanistan from the fashionable founding of the rustic within the 1700s to the modern fight with the Taliban, this single-volume reference analyzes the reasons and result of Afghanistan's wars and examines top political and armed forces figures, guns, and tactics.
• presents readers with a radical history at the wars of Afghanistan that enables them to appreciate the impression of earlier conflicts on present strife
• permits a extra entire appreciation of the ethnic and non secular complexities that gasoline the continued clash in Afghanistan
• Examines how previous Afghan conflicts contributed to the increase of terrorism and figures similar to Osama bin Laden
• provides an obtainable rationalization of the "Great online game" for strength and effect by means of imperial Russia and nice Britain within the 1800s and the influence of this contest on Afghanistan
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Afghanistan at War: From the 18th-Century Durrani Dynasty to the 21st Century by Tom Lansford