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Breeding Ground free pdf Beginning with the Communist Saur Revolution of 1978 and continuing through Gen. Stanley McChrystal's 2009 appointment as commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, this book is an inside account of one of the most vicious conflicts fought between the two Cold War superpowers: the Soviet war in Afghanistan (1979-89). Analyzing the behind-the-scenes decisions made in Moscow, Washington, and Kabul, former BBC correspondent Deepak Tripathi shows how that conflict transformed Afghanistan into a sanctuary for terrorism. Explaining how Afghanistan descended into a civil war from which the Taliban emerged, Tripathi explores the ways in which the country ultimately became a grotesque mirror image of the anticommunist alliance of U.S. forces and radical Islamists in the Cold War's final phase. Calling for a departure from the current pursuit of military strong-arm tactics, he advocates an approach that is centered on development, internal reconciliation, and societal reconstruction in Afghanistan.

About Deepak Tripathi

Deepak Tripathi is a former BBC journalist (1977-2000). He set up the BBC office in Kabul in the early 1990s, was the corporation's resident correspondent in Afghanistan, and reported from Pakistan, Syria, Sri Lanka, and India. He is the author of Overcoming the Bush Legacy in Iraq and Afghanistan (Potomac Books, Inc., 2010) and lives near London.

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Author : Deepak Tripathi
Publisher : Potomac Books Inc
Data Published : 20 September 2010
ISBN : 1597975303
EAN : 9781597975308
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 240 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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