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The Bear Went Over the Mountain by Lester W. Grau
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Jan 04, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: military
Read in November, 2009 — I own a copy , read count: 1

On first view I don't think you could find a book that is more relateable to what we're doing in Afghanistan. This is basically a book of vignettes of Soviet battles and therefore tactics from their war in Afghanistan. Whats interesting and maybe more surprising than it should be is how much the insurgents tactics are the same as they used to be. That being said this is an outrageously boring book. As much time is given to talking about who the writers are and how many medals they won as to the actual tactics and circumstances of the battles themselves. I wish this was a better ready something I'd enjoy studying, but its not.
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