Ghosts of Afghanistan Hard Truths and Foreign Myths A masterful blend of graphic reporting illuminating interviews and insightful analysis here is the first account of Afghanistan s turbulent recent history by an independent eyewitness Showing how a

  • Title: Ghosts of Afghanistan: Hard Truths and Foreign Myths
  • Author: Jonathan Steele
  • ISBN: 9781582437873
  • Page: 464
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A masterful blend of graphic reporting, illuminating interviews, and insightful analysis, here is the first account of Afghanistan s turbulent recent history by an independent eyewitness Showing how and why Soviet efforts to negotiate an end to the war came to nothing, Steele explains how negotiations today could put a stop to the tragedies that have afflicted AfghanistanA masterful blend of graphic reporting, illuminating interviews, and insightful analysis, here is the first account of Afghanistan s turbulent recent history by an independent eyewitness Showing how and why Soviet efforts to negotiate an end to the war came to nothing, Steele explains how negotiations today could put a stop to the tragedies that have afflicted Afghanistan for three decades.

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    1. A page turner. Old school reporting from an 'old master' who is often reporting first hand. The same journalist being able to report in detail about how two superpowers invaded the same obscure, 'unknown' country 10 years apart is remarkable. The similarities and differences explain how the cold war ended in central asia - Afghanistan is a buffer between India, Russia, Iran and China. The USSR collapsed without a fight but the USA carried on fighting its cold war demons and helped to create a ne [...]

    2. An excellent read which provides significant insight into just how screwed up US Foreign Policy really is. Find out why a US victory in Afghanistan will never occur. Learn why the Soviets voluntarily left Afghanistan - they knew it was a no win proposition and chose to bail. Learn why the US and its Allies wasted their treasure and spent the blood of heroic service personnel on the poorest county in the World where the Life expectancy is 44.6 years, the lowest in the World, and where one out of [...]

    3. Another well-written and depressing book explaining the ongoing poor decision-making of US leadership with regard to the war in Afghanistan.This would go a long way toward educating people about the background of Afghanistan from a social standpoint over the past 30 or so years. It also gives much to chew on with regard to how to resolve things going forward.

    4. A very sobering and incisive account which well draws the parallels between the Soviet and the American interventions as it goes on to demolish some of the pervasive myths or received wisdom that seems to become entrenched in the perceptions and discourse of the Afghan war. A very timely and illuminating read for anyone interested in the country.

    5. Very interesting book. A great report on the military history of Afghanistan, although the narrative got a bit wordy and elongated. It is still a great read, but be prepared for a lot of learning.

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