The Wars of Afghanistan: Messianic Terrorism, Tribal Conflicts, and the Failures of Great Powers
PublicAffairs, 10/12/2013 - 912 من الصفحات
As Ambassador and Special Envoy on Afghanistan from 1989 to 1992, Peter Tomsen has had close relationships with Afghan leaders and has dealt with senior Taliban, warlords, and religious leaders involved in the region's conflicts over the last two decades. Now Tomsen draws on a rich trove of never-before-published material to shed new light on the American involvement in the long and continuing Afghan war.
This book offers a deeply informed perspective on how Afghanistan's history as a "shatter zone" for foreign invaders and its tribal society have shaped the modern Afghan narrative. It brings to life the appallingly misinformed secret operations by foreign intelligence agencies, including the Soviet NKVD and KGB, the Pakistani ISI, and the CIA.
American policy makers, Tomsen argues, still do not understand Afghanistan; nor do they appreciate how the CIA's covert operations and the Pentagon's military strategy have strengthened extremism in the country. At this critical time, he shows how the U.S. and the coalition it leads can assist the region back to peace and stability.
From Marx to Mullahs
From One War to the Next
ISIOrganized Taliban Offensives from Pakistani Sanctuaries 19942000
Between the Lions
Yankee Meets Tribesman
Commissar Meets Tribesman
Big Fox Catches Little
Ethnic Groups in Afghanistan
The Soviet Invasion and Occupation of Afghanistan
The Generals Vision
Islamic Extremist Footholds in Border Areas 19881989
Desperately Seeking Moderates
From Victory to Stalemate
ISIOrganized Insurgent Counterattacks from Pakistani Sanctuaries 2005
The Way Ahead
The Durrani Royal Dynasty
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Abdul Haq Abdullah advisers Afghan communist Afghan government Afghan policy Afghanistan Ahmed Shah Masood alQaeda Amanullah ambassador American Amin Amin’s Arab army attack Azzam Bhutto border Brezhnev British chief commanders coup Daoud Defense deputy diplomatic Durrani embassy extremist forces Foreign Minister Gailani Ghilzai Gorbachev groups Gulbuddin Hekmatyar Hamid Haqqani India inside Afghanistan intelligence Iran ISI’s Islamabad Islamic Islamist Jalalabad jihad Kabul Kandahar Karmal Karzai Khalqi Khan Khan’s king Laden leadership loya jirga Masood meeting Ministry Mohammad Mojaddedi Moscow Mujahidin Mullah Muslim Muslim Brotherhood Nadir Najib officers Pakistan palace Panshir Parchamis Pashtun PDPA Peshawar Politburo political settlement President presidential Prime Minister Province Rabbani Rahman regime religious Saudi Arabia Sayyaf Secretary Sevan Shah’s Sharia Shia shura Soviet invasion Soviet military Soviet Union strategy Tajik Taliban Taraki terrorist tribal tribes troops United Wahhabi Wali Washington Watanjar Western Zahir Shah Zia’s