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By Ali Ahmad Jalali

The heritage of Afghanistan is basically army historical past. From the Persians and Greeks of antiquity to the British, Soviet, and American powers nowa days, outsiders have led army conquests into the mountains and plains of Afghanistan, leaving their indelible marks in this historical land on the juncture of Europe, Asia, and the center East. during this ebook Ali Ahmad Jalali, a former inside minister of Afghanistan, faucets a deep knowing of his country's far-off and up to date earlier to discover Afghanistan's army background over the past 200 years. With an introductory bankruptcy highlighting the most important army advancements from early instances to the root of the fashionable Afghan nation, Jalali's account focuses totally on the period of British conquest and Anglo-Afghan wars; the Soviet invasion; the civil battle and the increase of the Taliban; and the following U.S. invasion. taking a look past chronic stereotypes and generalizations--e.g., the "graveyard of empires" designation rising from the Anglo-Afghan wars of the nineteenth century and the Soviet event of the 1980s--Jalali deals a nuanced and accomplished portrayal of ways of conflict pursued by way of either nation and non-state actors in Afghanistan opposed to assorted household and overseas enemies, less than altering social, political, and technological stipulations. He unearths how the constitution of states, tribes, and social groups in Afghanistan, besides the scope in their managed house, has formed their modes of combating all through heritage. particularly, his account exhibits how dynastic wars and international conquests fluctuate in precept, procedure, and process from wars initiated by way of non-state actors together with tribal and group militias opposed to overseas invasions or repressive executive. Written through a certified soldier, flesh presser, and famous student with a prepared analytical grab of his country's army and political historical past, this magisterial paintings bargains precise perception into the army heritage of Afghanistan--and therefore, into Afghanistan itself.

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