The Bear Went Over the Mountain: Soviet Combat Tactics in Afghanistan

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Tales End Press #ad - The operations range from convoy escorts and the defense of isolated outposts all the way up to major combined-arms sweeps and airborne assaults on Mujahideen training centers. It contains a series of tactical vignettes, each describing a single military operation in the words of one of the officers in charge.

Grau, who translated the work into English and is an accomplished military analyst and historian. This is a companion piece to “the other side of the Mountain: Mujahideen Tactics in the Soviet-Afghan War, ” which tells the story from the other side of the war. Table of contents: • foreword • acknowledgements • introduction • preface • frunze comments • frunze foreword • chapter 1: blocking and destroying guerrilla bands • chapter 2: the offensive in populated Areas and Mountains • Chapter 3: The Application of Tactical Air Assaults • Chapter 4: Defense and Outpost Security • Chapter 5: March and Convoy Escort • Chapter 6: Conducting Ambushes • Chapter 7: And in Conclusion • Glossary • About the Authors • Map Symbols • Maps of Afghanistan.

The Bear Went Over the Mountain: Soviet Combat Tactics in Afghanistan #ad - This book is therefore unique in supplying both Soviet and Western military perspectives on guerrilla warfare and counter-insurgency operations in Afghanistan. Their premier army training center, the Frunze Military Academy, produced this book to capture the lessons learned from the Soviet-Afghan war. There are 45 tactical battle maps, and a glossary of Soviet Army terminology and map symbols.

When the soviet union invaded afghanistan in 1979, the wrong training, they soon realized that their army had the wrong equipment, and the wrong tactics to fight the Mujahideen. The success or failure of each operation is analyzed by the Frunze military staff, and also by Lester W.

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The Other Side of the Mountain: Mujahideen Tactics in the Soviet-Afghan War

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Tales End Press #ad - Each vignette includes an after-action analysis by the authors, pointing out where each side succeeded or failed in its mission. There are 89 tactical battle maps, and a glossary of Mujahideen and Soviet Army terminology and map symbols. This book tells the story of the Soviet-Afghan war in the words of the Mujahideen guerrillas themselves.

For ten years the Mujahideen fought a military superpower that had invaded their homeland. The authors interviewed mujahideen commanders and fighters, including ambushes, urban combat, who describe over 100 guerrilla actions, fighting off heliborne assaults, rocket attacks, hit-and-run raids, strongpoint sieges, and last-ditch defenses of their hidden mountain bases.

The Other Side of the Mountain: Mujahideen Tactics in the Soviet-Afghan War #ad - Outnumbered and outgunned, they used classic guerrilla tactics to gradually wear down and finally defeat the Soviet army. This is a companion piece to “the bear went Over the Mountain: Soviet Combat Tactics in Afghanistan, ” which tells the story from the other side of the war. Table of contents: • introduction • foreword • acknowledgements • preface • chapter 1: ambushes • chapter 2: raids • chapter 3: shelling attacks • chapter 4: attacking a strong point • chapter 5: mine warfare • chapter 6: blocking enemy lines of communication • chapter 7: Siege Warfare • Chapter 8: Defending Against Raids • Chapter 9: Fighting Heliborne Insertions • Chapter 10: Defending Against a Cordon and Search • Chapter 11: Defending Base Camps • Chapter 12: Counterambushes • Chapter 13: Fighting in an Encirclement • Chapter 14: Urban Combat • Chapter 15: Conclusion • Glossary • Symbols Library • About the Authors.

A final chapter analyzes how a decentralized foot-mobile insurgent force could defeat a modern fully-mechanized army that had overwhelming artillery and air support.

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Fangs of the Lone Wolf: Chechen Tactics in the Russian-Chechen War 1994-2009

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Helion and Company #ad - Yet, as a western outsider, he is able to maintain perspective and objectivity. They cover fighting from the cities of grozny and Argun to the villages of Bamut and Serzhen-yurt, and finally the hills, river valleys and mountains that make up so much of Chechnya. Guerrilla warfare is probably as old as man, but has been overshadowed by maneuver war by modern armies and recent developments in the technology of war.

Books on guerrilla war are seldom written from the tactical perspective and even less seldom from the guerrilla’s perspective. The civilian reader will discover the complexity of “simple guerrilla tactics” and the demands on individual perseverance and endurance that guerrilla warfare exacts. The book is organized into vignettes that provide insight on the nature of both Chechen and Russian tactics utilized during the two wars.

Fangs of the Lone Wolf: Chechen Tactics in the Russian-Chechen War 1994-2009 #ad - Fangs of the lone wolf provides a unique insight into what is becoming modern and future war. As iraq, guerrilla war is not only still viable, the Philippines and Chechnya demonstrate, Afghanistan, but is increasingly common. They show the chronic problem of guerrilla logistics, the necessity of digging in fighting positions, the value of the correct use of terrain and the price paid in individual discipline and unit cohesion when guerrillas are not bound by a military code and law.

Fangs of the lone wolf: chechen tactics in the Russian-Chechen Wars 1994-2009 is an exception. The military professional will appreciate the book’s crisp narration, organization by type of combat, accurate color maps and insightful analysis and commentary.

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Afgantsy: The Russians in Afghanistan 1979-89

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Oxford University Press #ad - To the contrary, and the broader public, he illustrates the searing effect of the brutal conflict on soldiers, their families, as returning veterans struggled to regain their footing back home. Now available in paperback, Braithwaite carries readers through these complex and momentous events, capturing those violent and tragic days as no one has done before.

Humiliated in battle, the Soviets hastily retreated. It is a great story-but it never happened. In this brilliant, rodric braithwaite, myth-busting account, the former British ambassador to Moscow, challenges much of what we know about the Soviets in Afghanistan. The story of the soviet occupation of Afghanistan is well known: the expansionist Communists overwhelmed a poor country as a means of reaching a warm-water port on the Persian Gulf.

Afgantsy: The Russians in Afghanistan 1979-89 #ad - Afghan mujahideen upset their plans, holding on with little more than natural fighting skills, until CIA agents came to the rescue with American arms. He provides an inside look at this little-understood episode, using first-hand accounts and piercing analysis to show the war as it was fought and experienced by the Russians.

But the mission escalated, as did casualties. They intended to establish a stable, secure the major towns, friendly government, and train the police and armed forces before making a rapid exit. The invasion was a defensive response to a chaotic situation in the Soviets' immediate neighbor. Braithwaite does not paint the occupation as a Russian triumph.

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Afghanistan: A Military History from Alexander the Great to the War against the Taliban

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Da Capo Press #ad - But america's initial easy victory is in sharp contrast to the difficulties it faces today in confronting the Taliban resurgence. Originally published in 2002, stephen Tanner's Afghanistan has now been completely updated to include the crucial turn of events since America first entered the country. When U.

S. Troops entered afghanistan in the weeks following September 11, 2001, they overthrew the Afghan Taliban regime and sent the terrorists it harbored on the run. For over 2, arab, 500 years, the forbidding territory of afghanistan has served as a vital crossroads for armies and has witnessed history-shaping clashes between civilizations: Greek, British, and, Mongol, and Tartar, Russian, in more recent times, and American.

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Afghanistan: A Cultural and Political History Princeton Studies in Muslim Politics

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Princeton University Press #ad - Afghanistan traces the historic struggles and the changing nature of political authority in this volatile region of the world, from the Mughal Empire in the sixteenth century to the Taliban resurgence today. Barfield vividly describes how afghanistan's armed factions plunged the country into a civil war, giving rise to clerical rule by the Taliban and Afghanistan's isolation from the world.

He examines why the american invasion in the wake of September 11 toppled the Taliban so quickly, and how this easy victory lulled the United States into falsely believing that a viable state could be built just as easily. Afghanistan is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand how a land conquered and ruled by foreign dynasties for more than a thousand years became the "graveyard of empires" for the British and Soviets, and what the United States must do to avoid a similar fate.

Armed insurgency proved remarkably successful against the foreign occupiers, but it also undermined the Afghan government's authority and rendered the country ever more difficult to govern as time passed. Thomas barfield introduces readers to the bewildering diversity of tribal and ethnic groups in Afghanistan, explaining what unites them as Afghans despite the regional, cultural, and political differences that divide them.

Afghanistan: A Cultural and Political History Princeton Studies in Muslim Politics #ad - He shows how governing these peoples was relatively easy when power was concentrated in a small dynastic elite, but how this delicate political order broke down in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries when Afghanistan's rulers mobilized rural militias to expel first the British and later the Soviets.

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Mao Tse-Tung On Guerrilla Warfare

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Hauraki Publishing #ad - The classic text on communist guerrilla warfare includes an excellent introduction by Brigadier General Samuel Griffith USMC who was also the translator. In 1937 Mao. Wrote a succinct pamphlet that has become one of the most influential documents of our time. The first systematic analysis of guerilla warfare.

. The widespread applicability of mao’s doctrine stems from his realization of the fundamental disparity between the agrarian, peasant-based society of China and that of pre-revolutionary Russia, or any urban society. He had to employ tactics and appeals appropriate to the peasant. ”.

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In the Graveyard of Empires: America's War in Afghanistan

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - A definitive account of the American experience in Afghanistan from the rise of the Taliban to the depths of the insurgency. After the swift defeat of the taliban in 2001, american optimism has steadily evaporated in the face of mounting violence; a new “war of a thousand cuts” has now brought the country to its knees.

. In the graveyard of empires is a political history of afghanistan in the “Age of Terror” from 2001 to 2009, exploring the fundamental tragedy of America’s longest war since Vietnam. After a brief survey of the great empires in Afghanistan—the campaigns of Alexander the Great, the British in the era of Kipling, and the late Soviet Union—Seth G.

Jones examines the central question of our own war: how did an insurgency develop? Following the September 11 attacks, the United States successfully overthrew the Taliban regime. After eight years, the united states has managed to push al Qa’ida’s headquarters about one hundred miles across the border into Pakistan, he says, the distance from New York to Philadelphia.

In the Graveyard of Empires: America's War in Afghanistan #ad - While observing the tense and often adversarial relationship between natO allies in the Coalition, Jones—who has distinguished himself at RAND and was recently named by Esquire as one of the “Best and Brightest” young policy experts—introduces us to key figures on both sides of the war. Harnessing important new research and integrating thousands of declassified government documents, and pervasive corruption undermined the Karzai government, failed to provide the necessary support, poor security forces, Jones then analyzes the insurgency from a historical and structural point of view, while Americans abandoned a successful strategy, showing how a rising drug trade, and allowed a growing sanctuary for insurgents in Pakistan to catalyze the Taliban resurgence.

Examining what has worked thus far—and what has not—this serious and important book underscores the challenges we face in stabilizing the country and explains where we went wrong and what we must do if the United States is to avoid the disastrous fate that has befallen many of the great world powers to enter the region.

It established security throughout the country—killing, capturing, or scattering most of al Qa’ida’s senior operatives—and Afghanistan finally began to emerge from more than two decades of struggle and conflict.

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Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia, Second Edition

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Yale University Press #ad - He offers the only authoritative account of the taliban available to English-language readers, explaining the Taliban’s rise to power, its impact on Afghanistan and the region, its role in oil and gas company decisions, and the effects of changing American attitudes toward the Taliban. He also describes the new face of Islamic fundamentalism and explains why Afghanistan has become the world center for international terrorism.

New to this updated edition of the #1 New York Times Bestseller with more than 1. 5 million copies sold worldwide:o how the taliban has regained its strengtho how and why the taliban has spread across Central Asiao How the Taliban has helped Al’Qaida’s spread into Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, and the Far Easto Why the Afghan people feel the United States is losing the waro A major new introduction and an all-new final chapter .

Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia, Second Edition #ad - Correspondent ahmed rashid brings the shadowy world of the Taliban—the world’s most extreme and radical Islamic organization—into sharp focus in this enormously insightful book.

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The Bear Went Over The Mountain: Soviet Combat Tactics In Afghanistan Illustrated Edition

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Tannenberg Publishing #ad - Set against the backdrop of earlier successful soviet military interventions in East Germany 1953, and occasional Soviet military pressure on Poland, and Czechoslovakia 1968, Hungary 1956, the stark military power of the Soviet state seemed to be an irresistible tool of indefatigable Soviet political power.

. More than a few strategic pundits and military planners envisioned a bold Soviet strategic thrust from southern Afghanistan to the shores of the Persian Gulf, to challenge Western strategic interests and disrupt Western access to critical Middle Eastern oil. Despite these fears and dire warnings, the Soviet Afghan military effort soon languished as the British experience began to repeat itself.

The Bear Went Over The Mountain: Soviet Combat Tactics In Afghanistan Illustrated Edition #ad - Although appearing to have entered afghanistan in seemingly surgical fashion and with overwhelming force, the Soviet military commitment was, quite limited, in reality, and the immense and stark territory of Afghanistan swallowed the invaders up. Soviet writers have presented Westerners with a mixture of political diatribe, military fable, allegory, and analogy, set against the backdrop of few facts.

. Westerners have recounted the war based on this Soviet material, the reports of the occasional Western war correspondents in Afghanistan, sketchy mujahideen accounts, and pure supposition. Illustrated with 52 maps and diagramsSixteen years after its commencement and six years after its cessation, the Soviet-Afghan War remains an enigma for Westerners.

Across the largely barren landscape, guerrilla fighters multiplied, and, within months, the hitherto curious word mujahideen took on new meaning.

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Out of the Mountains: The Coming Age of the Urban Guerrilla

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Oxford University Press #ad - But the face of global conflict is ever-changing. In out of the mountains, one of the world's leading experts on current and future conflict, David Kilcullen, offers a groundbreaking look at what may happen after today's wars end. His extensive fieldwork on the ground in a series of urban conflicts suggests that there will be no military solution for many of the struggles we will face in the future.

This is a book about future conflicts and future cities, and about the challenges and opportunities that four powerful megatrends--population, coastal settlement, urbanization, and connectedness--are creating across the planet. We will need to involve local people deeply to address problems that neither outsiders nor locals alone can solve, together with outsider knowledge from fields like urban planning, drawing on the insight only locals can bring, renewable energy, systems engineering, conflict resolution and mediation.

Out of the Mountains: The Coming Age of the Urban Guerrilla #ad - This deeply researched and compellingly argued book provides an invaluable roadmap to a future that will increasingly be crowded, coastal, urban, connected--and dangerous. Ranging across the globe--from kingston to mogadishu to lagos to benghazi to Mumbai--he offers a unified theory of "competitive control" that explains how non-state armed groups such as drug cartels, and warlords draw their strength from local populations, street gangs, providing useful ideas for dealing with these groups and with diffuse social conflicts in general.

And it is about what cities, communities and businesses can do to prepare for a future in which all aspects of human society--including, but not limited to, conflict, crime and violence--are changing at an unprecedented pace. Kilcullen argues that conflict is increasingly likely to occur in sprawling coastal cities, Latin America and Asia, in peri-urban slum settlements that are enveloping many regions of the Middle East, and in highly connected, Africa, electronically networked settings.

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