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Afgantsy The Russians in Afghanistan 1979-89

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ISBN-10: 0199322481

ISBN-13: 9780199322480

Edition: N/A

Authors: Rodric Braithwaite

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The story of the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan is well known: the expansionist Communists overwhelmed a poor country as a means of reaching a warm-water port on the Persian Gulf. Afghan mujahideen upset their plans, holding on with little more than natural fighting skills, until CIA agents came to the rescue with American arms. Humiliated in battle, the Soviets hastily retreated.It's a great story, writes Rodric Braithwaite. But it never happened. The Russian conscripts suffered badly from mismanagement and strategic errors, but they were never defeated on the battlefield, and withdrew in good order. In this brilliant, myth-busting account, Braithwaite--the former British ambassador to…    
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Book details

List price: $31.99
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/1/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 8.20" wide x 5.40" long x 1.20" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Rodric Braithwaite was based in Moscow from September 1988 to May 1992. He retains business and educational interests in Russia.

Author's Note
The Road to Kabul
Paradise Lost
The Tragedy Begins
The Decision to Intervene
The Storming of the Palace
The Disasters of War
The 40th Army Goes to War
The Nationbuilders
Devastation and Disillusion
The Long Goodbye
Going Home
The Road to the Bridge
The War Continues
A Land Fit for Heroes
Epilogue: The Reckoning
Order of Battle of the 40th Army
The Alliance of Seven and Its Leaders
Indo-China, Vietnam, Algeria, Afghanistan: A Comparison
List of Illustrations