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Afghanistan

Craig Karp

Afghanistan

eight years of Soviet occupation.

by Craig Karp

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Published by U.S. Dept. of State, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of Public Communication, Editorial Division in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Afghanistan
    • Subjects:
    • Afghanistan -- History -- Soviet occupation, 1979-1989.

    • Edition Notes

      SeriesSpecial report ;, no. 173, Special report (United States. Dept. of State. Bureau of Public Affairs) ;, no. 173.
      ContributionsUnited States. Dept. of State. Office of Public Communication. Editorial Division.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsE840 .U614b no. 173, DS371.2 .U614b no. 173
      The Physical Object
      Pagination24 p. :
      Number of Pages24
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2149149M
      LC Control Number88601848

      Indeed, in Afghanistan book in latepro-Taliban elements, aware of this past, proudly waved banners declaring Afghanistan book Afghanistan was a proven 'empire-killer', a challenge against which America's own current global hegemony would likewise founder. On at least one level, however, this reputation embodies a profound paradox: namely, that Afghanistan's formidable reputation rests not upon the difficulties presented to would-be invaders by its formal military capability, but upon its long political-economic record of profound ungovernability. The Taliban has always maintained that Omar lived in Afghanistan until his death inreportedly from an infection. The prospects for 'success' came burdened with, and were directly shaped by, the bleak lessons of Afghanistan's own very particular modern history. Until the rise to power of Abdur Rahman, the very concept of Afghanistan as a nation had been problematic. Burnes had lived in Kabul previously, and had written a book about his time there.

      Much is Afghanistan book, but all is drawn in strong tones that catch the breath, and at times bring tears, almost of pain. Following the Russian invasion, Hosseini's Afghanistan book was granted political asylum in the US, where he qualified as a doctor before becoming a best-selling author. Their British parents had apparently been killed, but they had been rescued and brought up by Afghan families. Loyn chronicles years of disastrous outside interference, starting infirst by the British, then the Russians and, most recently, the Americans. Taliban Mullah Omar in Afghanistan book claims 'not credible': official Afghan national security adviser refutes ex-Taliban leader lived near US bases in Afghanistan, as claimed in new book. AP Photo.

      He escaped to Pakistan on Dec. The British observer Mountstuart Elphinstone remarked in that 'these people have no Afghanistan book for their country'. On at least one level, however, this reputation embodies a profound paradox: namely, that Afghanistan's formidable reputation rests not upon the difficulties presented to would-be invaders by its formal military capability, but upon its long political-economic record of profound ungovernability. Its overall area is roughly twice that of Norway.


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