By Tom Lansford
Covering wars and conflicts of Afghanistan from the trendy founding of the rustic within the 1700s to the modern fight with the Taliban, this single-volume reference analyzes the motives and result of Afghanistan's wars and examines major political and army figures, guns, and tactics.
• presents readers with an intensive history at the wars of Afghanistan that permits them to appreciate the impression of earlier conflicts on present strife
• allows a extra entire appreciation of the ethnic and non secular complexities that gasoline the continuing clash in Afghanistan
• Examines how earlier Afghan conflicts contributed to the increase of terrorism and figures similar to Osama bin Laden
• offers an available rationalization of the "Great online game" for energy and impression through imperial Russia and nice Britain within the 1800s and the effect 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