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Afgantsy characters ¿ 106 Read & Download Afgantsy Ated mountain outposts The parallels with Afghanistan today speak for themselves 'A superb achievement of narrative history sensitive writing and exciting fresh research' so wrote Simon Sebag Montefiore about Rodric Braithwaite's bestseller Moscow 1941 But those words and many others of praise that were given it could eually apply to his new boo. I was a senior in high school when the USSR invaded Afghanistan in December 1979 Shortly thereafter the US boycotted the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow and President Jimmy Carter reinstated Selective Service registration My mother wrote a letter of protest and actually received a reply from the White House Three years later when I was a junior in college majoring in journalism the Soviets were bogged down in Afghanistan and it was among the hottest stories that we studied My favorite professor told us that in his opinion anything that occurred in the last 25 years was current events Anything older was historyNow the Soviet war in Afghanistan ualifies as history according to him Afgansty The Russians in Afghanistan 1979 1989 fills in all of the blanks that the Western news media couldn t when the war raged Rodric Braithwaite was the British Ambassador to the USSR during that period so if any one is ualified to write a book about the Soviet War in Afghanistan he is Braithwaite writes like a journalist not a government official His writing is crisp and vivid He sorts out messy situations such as the power struggle between factions in the Afghan Communist Party and among the mujahideen He doesn t get mired in alphabet soup when writing about the various Soviet military units This is a fast moving exciting book His sources include official Soviet records and personal interviews with Red Army soldiers civilian volunteers and mujahideenBraithwaite dispels all of the misconceptions perpetuated by the Western news media throughout the 1980s The Soviets had not learned from the US mistakes in Vietnam They repeated them in Afghanistan The mujahideen did not incessantly savage the Soviets with Stinger missiles They were often happy to negotiate ceasefires to position themselves better against their adversaries fellow mujahideen The Soviets did commit atrocities but were rank amateurs compared to the mujahideen The Soviets did commit atrocities but they also tried very hard to win the hearts and minds of the Afghans and were respectful of Islam And the biggest misconception of all The Soviets invaded Afghanistan to seize a warm water port Where Afghanistan is land locked According to Braithwaite they were working on a withdrawal plan from the moment they went inOf course the Western media did the best it could trying to report on a war waged by a closed society inside of another closed society However I vividly recall in 1980 a pervasive feeling that the Soviets were invincible Little did we know they were just as vulnerable as anybody all alongThis is a superb book

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Afgantsy characters ¿ 106 Read & Download Afgantsy In a timely and eye opening book Rodric Braithwaite examines the Russian experience in that most recent war in Afghanistan after Alexander's conuests and the many British imperial wars and skirmishes Largely basing his account on Russian sources and interviews he shows the war through the eyes of the Russians themselves politicians officers sold. The gist of this history occurs when Ambassador Braithwaite closes Chapter Nine by summarizing the Soviet military effort in Afghanistan And so the Russians discovered as other armies have discovered in Afghanistan before and since that once you have taken the ground you need troops to hold it They might dominate the towns and the villages by day But the mujahedin would rule them by night They never broke the rebels grip on the countryside or closed the frontier through which the rebels received their supplies Their best efforts military and political went for nothing They eventually had no choice but to disentangle themselves as best they could The book chronicles the Soviets internal and external efforts to extricate their forces from Afghanistan efforts which started just about immediately by the way and the devolving morale of a Soviet public that wasn t supposed to ask detailed uestions about it I think the author has done a fine job of describing what Special Operations Forces and Intelligence units the Soviets sent in this is the best description I ve seen and what the war was like for Afghans both civilians and the muj I think the entire book from the description of the 1979 Presidential Palace Coup to the inclusion of Igor Morozov s 1988 poem that tees up Part III includes a wealth of material unfamiliar to the Western audience and all of it deserves a look given what s happening today in Afghanistan

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Afgantsy characters ¿ 106 Read & Download Afgantsy Iers advisers journalist women As former ambassador to Moscow Rodric Braithwaite brings his uniue insights to the Soviet war in Afghanistan The story has been distorted not only by Cold War propaganda but also by the myths of the nineteenth century Great Game It moves from the high politics of the Kremlin to the lonely Russian conscripts in isol. A fascinating and educational read


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    Afgantsy E–book/E–pub characters â PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Rodric Braithwaite “Don’t advance on Moscow” is the first rule of warfare according to the late Bernard Montgomery a British Field Marshal and victory of the Battle of El Alamein The second is don’t go fighting with your land army on the mainland of Asia The time has come I think to reverse the order here history has only two examples of failure before Moscow compared with the many examples of disaster in Asia; of disasters in part

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    Rodric Braithwaite ↠ 6 review characters â PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Rodric Braithwaite Read & Download Afgantsy The gist of this history occurs when Ambassador Braithwaite closes Chapter Nine by summarizing the Soviet military effort in Afghanistan “And so the Russians discovered as other armies have discovered in Afghanistan before and since that once you have taken the ground you need troops to hold it They might domin

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    characters â PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Rodric Braithwaite Afgantsy E–book/E–pub Rodric Braithwaite ↠ 6 review Authoritative book on the Russian Afghan intervention from the Russian perspective The author compares this war with French Algerian American Vietnamese French Vietnamese interventions The Russians tried to implement their well tried developmental model in Afghanistan with a lot of determination and I think they might have been successful if they had been given enough time by the Americans But the Americans wanted to get their r

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    Read & Download Afgantsy characters â PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Rodric Braithwaite Rodric Braithwaite ↠ 6 review Nuanced and sophisticated; this is such a wholesome and very well researched book on the Russian invasion of Afghanistan following the next nine years of occupation Almost all the books I've read before on red army in Afghanistan describes the narrative of Mujaheddin and Pakistan America and CIA's combined help to bring down the soviets This is a uniue book of it's own kind narrating the Russian's side of the story the timeline of

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    Rodric Braithwaite ↠ 6 review characters â PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Rodric Braithwaite Read & Download Afgantsy An outstanding and highly readable account of the Soviet Union in Afghanistan Written by someone familiar with t

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    Rodric Braithwaite ↠ 6 review characters â PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Rodric Braithwaite Read & Download Afgantsy The author of this book was the British ambassador to the USSR and then the Russian Federation but I highly appreciate his objective approach throughout the book which is about the causes of Soviet involvement in Afghanistan right up till the withdrawal of the troops and its aftermath from the Russian point of view One

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    Afgantsy E–book/E–pub characters â PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Rodric Braithwaite Read & Download Afgantsy Spoiler alert The Soviet Politburo was not keen to get directly involved with Afghanistan's political turmoil other than supporting the pro com

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    Afgantsy E–book/E–pub I was a senior in high school when the USSR invaded Afghanistan in December 1979 Shortly thereafter the US boycotted the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow and President Jimmy Carter reinstated Selective Service registration My mother wrote a letter of protest and actually received a reply from the White House Three

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    Rodric Braithwaite ↠ 6 review characters â PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Rodric Braithwaite Afgantsy E–book/E–pub Afgantsy is a good book to read about those Russian soldiers who have served in Afghanistn during the former USSR's occupation of the country There are a few accounts that I didn't know before like the death of the first Communist President Noor Mohammad Taraki the coup d'état against Hafizullah Amin etc By reading this book one

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  • Hardcover
  • 448
  • Afgantsy
  • Rodric Braithwaite
  • English
  • 01 October 2018
  • 9781846680540