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The Other Side of the Mountain: Mujahideen Tactics in the Soviet Afghan War

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This book tells the story of the Soviet-Afghan war in the words of the Mujahideen guerrillas themselves. For ten years the Mujahideen fought a military superpower that had invaded their homeland. Outnumbered and outgunned, they used classic guerrilla tactics to gradually wear down and finally defeat the Soviet army. The authors interviewed Mujahideen commanders and fighter ...more
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Published July 3rd 2012 by Tales End Press (first published 1996)
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Dave/Maggie Bean
Every now and then, I’ll stumble across a book that’s worth reading. Needless to say, the steadily deteriorating quality of most of the bullshit on the mass market ensures that this happens as often as certain foreigners use toothpaste and deodorant.

Fortunately, I have some very good (and very literate) friends, friends who often turn me on to books I might otherwise have overlooked. One such friend is a regular Green Hell reader, who also happens to serve in our country’s armed forces. This Bro
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عمرو عبدالعزيز
an outstanding book . Not only a Mujaheddin stories .. But a conclusive studies about them and their morale , their types and models of weapons used in every battle , the topography of the battlefield and its history , maps for illustrations .. a brief accounts about every single clash , the reasons of success or failure ..
A must read book for every revolutionary Islamist fighting against tyranny everywhere .

Reza
Yes, I read it. Does that put me on a watch list? I also read the other one in the series. A pretty interesting look at low-intensity warfare and the tactics that are still likely being used in Afghanistan and other places.
Nadir
As a companion piece to "The Bear Went Over the Mountain" this is equally compelling reading - in many cases you read the Mujahideen commander's viewpoint of the battles described in the Soviet book - getting both sides of the story, as it were.

With the exception of IED's which have become more prevalent in Afghanistan, this is also essential reading for anyone in or headed to Afghanistan as it gives the reader direct access to Mujahideen tactics and strategic thinking. Obviously the game has ch
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Ryan
This is a great read for all that are interested in the current campaign in Afganistan. The mujahadeen were not a well trained or even well organized military force, yet overcame and forced out the Soviet military. This book provides insite in to how this was accomplished.
Eric Johnson
Very good book on the other side of the Soviet-Afghan war. Anecdotes and review of some of the myriad battles during that time, a great resource
Zachary
Very useful info, but written in a way that definitely doesn't keep your attention. Good lessons, bad read.
Steven
Good read that details expertly with how these fighters "blend" in and out of combat situations.
Eric Glocer
One of the most interesting compilations of after action reviews I have ever seen!
Tristanb18
I keep it in my office and read a vignette here and there.
Eric Elliott
A good history of the Afghan-Soviet War.
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Ali Ahmad Jalali is a former Afghan Army Colonel. A distinguished graduate of the Military University in Kabul, he has also attended the Infantry Officers Advanced Course in Fort Benning, Georgia; the British Army Staff College in Camberley; the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California; the Frunze Academy in Moscow and the Institute of World Politics in Washington, DC. He taught in t ...more
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