By Tom Lansford

Covering wars and conflicts of Afghanistan from the trendy founding of the rustic within the 1700s to the modern fight with the Taliban, this single-volume reference analyzes the motives and result of Afghanistan's wars and examines top political and armed forces figures, guns, and tactics.

• presents readers with a radical heritage at the wars of Afghanistan that enables them to appreciate the effect of prior conflicts on present strife

• permits a extra entire appreciation of the ethnic and non secular complexities that gasoline the continued clash in Afghanistan

• Examines how prior Afghan conflicts contributed to the increase of terrorism and figures resembling Osama bin Laden

• provides an obtainable clarification of the "Great online game" for strength and impact by means of imperial Russia and nice Britain within the 1800s and the effect of this contest on Afghanistan

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