Afghan Guerrilla Warfare: Mujahideen Tactics in the Soviet Afghan War


When the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in 1979, few experts believed the fledgling Mujahideen resistance movement had a chance of withstanding the modern, mechanized onslaught of the Soviet Army. But somehow, the Mujahideen prevailed against a larger and decisively better equipped foe. No one predicted the Soviet Union would withdraw in defeat in 1989. With more than 100 first-hand reports from Mujahideen combat veterans and maps illustrating locations and disposition of forces, this book is a tactical look at a decentralized army of foot-mobile guerrillas as they wage war against a superior force. Learn about Mujahideen ambushes, raids, shelling attacks, fights against heliborne insertions, attacks on Soviet strong points, and urban combat in this rare look at the Soviet-Afghan conflict.

Author: Alli Ahmad Jalali,  Lester W. Grau
ISBN: 9780760313220
Binding: Paperback, 426  Pages
Published Year: 2001
Language: English


Additional information

Weight 0.62 kg
Dimensions 22.7 × 15.2 × 3.2 cm


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