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War Comes to Garmser Thirty Years of Conflict on the Afghan Frontier

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ISBN-10: 019997375X

ISBN-13: 9780199973750

Edition: 2013

Authors: Carter Malkasian

List price: $27.95
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Modeled on the classic Vietnam War book,War Comes to Long An,Carter Malkasian'sWar Comes to Garmserpromises to be a landmark account of the long war in Afghanistan, which has lasted with a few brief interludes of truce from 1979 to the present. Garmser is a Pashtun district in the heart of Taliban country with about 150,000 people, and the author, Carter Malkasian, served there for two years as a civilian official under the auspices of the US State Department. Malkasian, an Oxford trained historian who is fluent in Pashto, places the primary focus on the Afghans' experience rather than those of the various Russian, American, and British interlopers over the past three decades. He is…    
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/1/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

CARTER MALKASIAN is an analyst at the CNA Corporation, a federally funded research and development center in Washington, D.C..

List of Maps
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Preface: Small Places
Grand Plans
The Jihad
Civil War
The Taliban Regime
Victory into Defeat
The Second Taliban Regime
Pushing Farther South
Wakil Manan, Mian Poshtay, and the Riots
The Alizai Return
The Taliban Counter-offensive
Winning the Peace
Conclusion: The End or the Intermission?
List of Names
List of Tribes and Political Entities
Glossary of Terms
Notes
Bibliography
Index