Battle for Afghanistan: The Soviets Versus the Mujahideen During the 1980s


Battle for Afghanistan: The Soviets Versus the Mujahideen During the 1980s
Name Battle for Afghanistan: The Soviets Versus the Mujahideen During the 1980s
Author Mohammad Yousaf
Description This is the story of the defeat of Soviet Russia's forces in Afghanistan by a guerrilla force known as the Mujahideen, heavily backed by Pakistan and the USA. The Mujahideen paved the way for the Taliban regime, to exist having all but defeated the Russian Army in the late 80's.The author, Brigadier Mohammad Yousaf, was head of the Afghan Bureau of Pakistan's Inter-Service Intelligence and as such was effectively the Mujahideen's commander-in-chief. He controlled the flow of thousands of tons of arms across Pakistan and into its occupied neighbor, arms that were bought with CIA and Saudi Arabian funds from the USA. One of the Mujahideen's close allies was none other than Osama Bin Laden.This compelling book was put together with great skill the by military historian, Mark Adkin in conjunction with Brigadier Mohammad Yousaf and is essential reading for anyone interested in the truth behind the Afghanistan War which led to the conditions that exist there today.A hardback edition of this book was published by Casemate in 2001 under the title Afghanistan: The Bear Trap.
Publisher Pen & Sword Books
Language Not Available
Rating 4.31
ISBN 1844156168
Total Pages 243
Published Year 2007
Published Month 26
Published Day 9
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