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Afghanistan at War: From the 18th-Century Durrani Dynasty to the 21st Century

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Afghanistan at War: From the 18th-Century Durrani Dynasty to the 21st Century

Afghanistan at War:
From the 18th-Century Durrani Dynasty to the 21st Century

by Tom Lansford
English | 2017 | ISBN: 1598847597 | 626 Pages | PDF | 7 MB

Covering wars and conflicts of Afghanistan from the modern founding of the country in the 1700s to the contemporary struggle with the Taliban, this single-volume reference analyzes the causes and results of Afghanistan's wars and examines leading political and military figures, weapons, and tactics.

• Provides readers with a thorough background on the wars of Afghanistan that allows them to understand the influence of past conflicts on current strife

• Enables a more complete appreciation of the ethnic and religious complexities that fuel the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan

• Examines how past Afghan conflicts contributed to the rise of terrorism and figures such as Osama bin Laden

• Presents an accessible explanation of the 'Great Game' for power and influence by imperial Russia and Great Britain in the 1800s and the impact of this contest on Afghanistan