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

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Tales End Press #ad - The authors interviewed mujahideen commanders and fighters, urban combat, strongpoint sieges, rocket attacks, who describe over 100 guerrilla actions, including ambushes, fighting off heliborne assaults, hit-and-run raids, and last-ditch defenses of their hidden mountain bases. 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.

Outnumbered and outgunned, they used classic guerrilla tactics to gradually wear down and finally defeat the Soviet army. For ten years the Mujahideen fought a military superpower that had invaded their homeland. This book tells the story of the Soviet-Afghan war in the words of the Mujahideen guerrillas themselves.

The Other Side of the Mountain: Mujahideen Tactics in the Soviet-Afghan War #ad - There are 89 tactical battle maps, and a glossary of Mujahideen and Soviet Army terminology and map symbols. 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.

Each vignette includes an after-action analysis by the authors, pointing out where each side succeeded or failed in its mission.

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

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Tales End Press #ad - 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. This book is therefore unique in supplying both Soviet and Western military perspectives on guerrilla warfare and counter-insurgency operations in Afghanistan.

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 - Grau, who translated the work into English and is an accomplished military analyst and historian. Their premier army training center, the Frunze Military Academy, produced this book to capture the lessons learned from the Soviet-Afghan war. It contains a series of tactical vignettes, each describing a single military operation in the words of one of the officers in charge.

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. The success or failure of each operation is analyzed by the Frunze military staff, and also by Lester W. There are 45 tactical battle maps, and a glossary of Soviet Army terminology and map symbols.

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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 - The author embedded with Chechen guerrilla forces and knows the conflict, country and culture. These are the stories of low-level guerrilla combat as told by the survivors. As iraq, guerrilla war is not only still viable, the Philippines and Chechnya demonstrate, Afghanistan, but is increasingly common. Books on guerrilla war are seldom written from the tactical perspective and even less seldom from the guerrilla’s perspective.

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. Fangs of the lone wolf provides a unique insight into what is becoming modern and future war. The civilian reader will discover the complexity of “simple guerrilla tactics” and the demands on individual perseverance and endurance that guerrilla warfare exacts.

Fangs of the Lone Wolf: Chechen Tactics in the Russian-Chechen War 1994-2009 #ad - 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 Wars 1994-2009 is an exception. He traveled extensively to interview Chechen former combatants now displaced, some now in hiding or on the run from Russian retribution and justice.

Yet, as a western outsider, he is able to maintain perspective and objectivity. 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.

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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, Hungary 1956, and occasional Soviet military pressure on Poland, and Czechoslovakia 1968, 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 - . 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. Soviet writers have presented Westerners with a mixture of political diatribe, military fable, and analogy, allegory, set against the backdrop of few facts.

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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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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Afgantsy: The Russians in Afghanistan 1979-89

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Oxford University Press #ad - But the mission escalated, as did casualties. 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. Humiliated in battle, the Soviets hastily retreated. To the contrary, and the broader public, their families, he illustrates the searing effect of the brutal conflict on soldiers, 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. The invasion was a defensive response to a chaotic situation in the Soviets' immediate neighbor. It is a great story-but it never happened.

In this brilliant, the former british ambassador to Moscow, Rodric Braithwaite, myth-busting account, 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. Braithwaite does not paint the occupation as a Russian triumph. They intended to establish a stable, friendly government, secure the major towns, and train the police and armed forces before making a rapid exit.

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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, its role in oil and gas company decisions, its impact on Afghanistan and the region, explaining the Taliban’s rise to power, and the effects of changing American attitudes toward the Taliban. 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.

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, the Middle East, North Africa, 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.

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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, mongol, in more recent times, 500 years, the forbidding territory of Afghanistan has served as a vital crossroads for armies and has witnessed history-shaping clashes between civilizations: Greek, Arab, and Tartar, and, British, Russian, 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 - 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, cultural, explaining what unites them as Afghans despite the regional, and political differences that divide them.

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. 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.

Afghanistan: A Cultural and Political History Princeton Studies in Muslim Politics #ad - 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. 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.

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.

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Waging Insurgent Warfare: Lessons from the Vietcong to the Islamic State

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Oxford University Press #ad - Empirically rich and historically informed, Waging Insurgent Warfare features data on over one hundred factors for every insurgency that has taken place between 1946 and 2015. While the primary emphasis revolves around insurgency, the findings in this book also have important implications for waging counterinsurgent warfare.

The definitive resource on insurgency, Waging Insurgent Warfare will appeal to anyone with an interest in insurgency, counterinsurgency, or modern war. With more than three dozen violent insurgencies currently taking place today, a deeper understanding of insurgent groups is more important than ever. In waging insurgent Warfare, Seth G.

Waging Insurgent Warfare: Lessons from the Vietcong to the Islamic State #ad - Jones offers new insights into the dynamics of insurgent groups. However, in spite of their prevalence, we still know relatively little about how insurgencies function. Through examining the strategies, as well as how these factors relate to each other on the ground, tactics, and campaigns that insurgents use, Jones provides a comprehensive understanding of the ways in which insurgent groups operate.

Since the end of world War II, there have been 181 insurgencies around the world. Bringing together the existing body of knowledge on insurgencies, Jones provides a practical, accessible resource to help understand insurgent warfare. In fact, afghanistan, syria, including in such high-profile countries as Iraq, most modern warfare occurs in the form of insurgencies, Libya, and Ukraine.

Jones weaves together examples from current events and recent history to identify the factors that contribute to the rise of an insurgency, the key components involved in conducting an insurgency, from selecting an organizational structure to securing aid from an outside source, and the elements that contribute to the end of insurgencies.

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Infantry Attacks

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Frontline Books #ad - Rommel graphically describes his own achievements, in the 1917 campaign in Romania, in the swift-moving battles on the Western Front, in the ensuing trench warfare, and those of his units, and in the pursuit across the Tagliamento and Piave rivers. This classic account seeks out the basis of his astonishing leadership skills, providing an indispensable guide to the art of war written by one of its greatest exponents.

In this classic study of the art of war Rommel analyses the tactics that lay behind his success. First published in 1937 it quickly became a highly regarded military textbook, and also brought its author to the attention of Adolph Hitler. Even when the legend surrounding his invincibility was overturned at El Alamein, the aura surrounding Rommel himself remained unsullied.

Infantry Attacks #ad - Field marshal erwin rommel exerted an almost hypnotic influence not only over his own troops but also over the Allied soldiers of the Eighth Army in the Second World War. As a leader of a small unit in the first world war, for gathering intelligence, with a reputation for using the battleground terrain to his own advantage, he proved himself an aggressive and versatile commander, and for seeking out and exploiting enemy weaknesses.

Rommel was to subsequently advance through the ranks to the high command in the Second World War.

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