Afghan Wars: Battles in a Hostile Land 1839 to the Present


In this revised edition of his 1993 book, Edgar O’Ballance provides a new analysis of the present military confrontation in Afghanistan.

The original volume had already discussed and assessed the Anglo-Afgham Wars of the 19th and 20th Century, the Soviet invasion of 1979, the response of the Mujahideen, the Soviet attempts at tactical changes and their withdraw; he then described the Civil War and elusive peace that followed their departure.
There is already evidence that Coalition forces are facing precisely the same problems encountered by other foreign armies in this difficult country over the past 160 years; to understand why and how this can be perhaps they, and we, should read this book. We are, after all, told that if we fail to learn from history, we are destined to repeat it!

Author: Edgar O’Ballance
ISBN: 0195799879-9780195799873
Binding: Paperback, 300  Pages
Published Year: 2003
Language: English

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Weight 0.34 kg
Dimensions 21.9 × 14.1 × 2 cm