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    [PDF/EBOOK] Afgantsy The gist of this history occurs when Ambassador Braithwaite closes Chapter Nine by summarizing the Soviet military effort in Afghani

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    [PDF/EBOOK] Afgantsy 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 rev

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    [PDF/EBOOK] Afgantsy 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 des

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    [PDF/EBOOK] Afgantsy An outstanding and highly readable account of the Soviet Union in Afghanistan Written by someone familiar with the USSR and Russia this book does not have the feel of many which touch the subject as having a particular partisan agenda to pursue In his treatment and analysis of the Soviet involvement in Afghanistan Braithwaite is fair and unsensational Importantly he looks at the time leading up to the arrival of Soviet forces i

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    Rodric Braithwaite È 3 review read à eBook or Kindle ePUB È 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

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    read & download Afgantsy [PDF/EBOOK] Afgantsy read à eBook or Kindle ePUB È Rodric Braithwaite Spoiler alert The Soviet Politburo was not keen to get directly involved with Afghanistan's political turmoil oth

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    read & download Afgantsy Rodric Braithwaite È 3 review read à eBook or Kindle ePUB È Rodric Braithwaite 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

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read à eBook or Kindle ePUB È Rodric Braithwaite Afgantsy review î 103 Rodric Braithwaite È 3 review 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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read à eBook or Kindle ePUB È Rodric Braithwaite Afgantsy review î 103 Rodric Braithwaite È 3 review 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. 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 revenge for their Vietnam humiliation so they armed and trained the Islamist mujaheddin knowing full well that once the Russians had left the Islamists would take over What did didn t realise was that once they had managed to defeat Soviet Union they would be confronted by the very same enemyI found this aspect of this story a lot believing than the Westernised version of all invading Russian infidel army destroying hell bent on destroying every Afghan at random

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read à eBook or Kindle ePUB È Rodric Braithwaite Afgantsy review î 103 Rodric Braithwaite È 3 review 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. An outstanding and highly readable account of the Soviet Union in Afghanistan Written by someone familiar with the USSR and Russia this book does not have the feel of many which touch the subject as having a particular partisan agenda to pursue In his treatment and analysis of the Soviet involvement in Afghanistan Braithwaite is fair and unsensational Importantly he looks at the time leading up to the arrival of Soviet forces in Afghanistan and the concerns among the CPSU about the conditions not being right for a revolutionary party such as the PDPA to attempt to sieze power If the PDPA had heeded the advice of Moscow in the first place things might have developed differently As Braithwaite shows the USSR was in a damned if it did and damned if it didn t situation In the end I beleive the USSR had little choice but to do what it did against its better judgement and with misgivings which all turned out to be pretty much correctBraithwaite spends a lit of time examining who the Soviet citizens in Afghanistan were Especially interesting are some of the stories of those who were motivated to carry out Internationalist duty assisting the progressive movement in Afghanistan in developing the countries economic and educational infrastructure Many Afghans especially women had opportunities which without Soviet support never would have been possibleThe fighting of the war is covered in detail and reveals all the usual muggle and horror of any military at war together with the inability to learn from the mistakes of those who went before and the costly need to learn from scratch Braithwaite shows clearly the phases through which the war passed before the eventual withdrawl having reached a stalemate that the Soviet Union could no longer commit to and with the USSR itself collapsing as a result of years of moribund leadership its own internal contradictions and as a result of Gorbachevs attempted reformsWhile not a theme or a subject really tackled in this book it is pretty clear that as the subseuent USUK intervention has foundPakistan is a large part of the problem within which the ISI feature large behind which stands Saudi money and fundamentalism The lack of resources available to the Soviet 40th Army to secure the PakistanAfghan border seriously undermined their efforts elsewhere As is clear from the text while the 40th Army was anything but militarily defeated the force was too small to hold territory which was taken often at great cost to the Soviet militaryEspecially instructive is the way the book investigates the way in which the war and Afghan situation was revealed or not to the citizens of the USSR and how returning troops were treated and subseuently how vetrans have been treated by the public and state It took the rise of Vladimir Putin before the sacrifice and suffering of the Soviet vetrans was acknowledged by the state and some effort was made to improve their lot WHile Braithwaite does not touch on the US invasion of Afghanistan he does not need to Anyone reading the book will be aware of paralels and differences and will draw their own conclusionsProbably the best book in English on the overall Soviet experience available Very highly recommended

  • Hardcover
  • 448
  • Afgantsy
  • Rodric Braithwaite
  • English
  • 05 February 2018
  • 9781846680540