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Afghanistan: The Soviet Invasion and the Afghan Response, 1979-1982

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Few people are more respected or better positioned to speak on the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan than M. Hassan Kakar. A professor at Kabul University and scholar of Afghanistan affairs at the time of the 1978 coup d'état, Kakar vividly describes the events surrounding the Soviet invasion in 1979 and the encounter between the military superpower and the poorly armed Afgha ...more
Paperback, 392 pages
Published March 3rd 1997 by University of California Press (first published July 2nd 1995)
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Christian Caryl
Apr 13, 2013 Christian Caryl rated it really liked it
An excellent view of the Soviet intervention and the early phase of the war that followed. We are short on Afghan views of the conflict, and this is one of the best.
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reading this makes you root for the afghans as they fight the soviets
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