The Resource Breeding ground : Afghanistan and the origins of Islamist terrorism, Deepak Tripathi ; foreword by Richard Falk

Breeding ground : Afghanistan and the origins of Islamist terrorism, Deepak Tripathi ; foreword by Richard Falk

Label
Breeding ground : Afghanistan and the origins of Islamist terrorism
Title
Breeding ground
Title remainder
Afghanistan and the origins of Islamist terrorism
Statement of responsibility
Deepak Tripathi ; foreword by Richard Falk
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Beginning with the communist Saur Revolution of 1978 and continuing through Gen. David Petraeus's 2010 appointment replacing Stanley McChrystal as commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, this book is an inside account of one of the most vicious conflicts fought between the two Cold War superpowers: the Soviet war in Afghanistan (1979-89). Analyzing the behind-the-scenes decisions made in Moscow, Washington, and Kabul, former BBC correspondent Deepak Tripathi shows how that conflict transformed Afghanistan into a sanctuary for terrorism
  • Explaining how Afghanistan descended into a civil war from which the Taliban emerged, Tripathi explores the ways in which the country ultimately became a grotesque mirror image of the anticommunist alliance of U.S. forces and radical Islamists in the Cold War's final phase. Calling for a departure from the current pursuit of military strong-arm tactics, he advocates an approach that is centered on development, internal reconciliation, and societal reconstruction in Afghanistan. --Book Jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
958.104
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS371.2
LC item number
.T74 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Breeding ground : Afghanistan and the origins of Islamist terrorism, Deepak Tripathi ; foreword by Richard Falk
Publication
Note
Maps on lining
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-216) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The concept of terror -- Culture of violence -- Afghanistan in the Cold War -- Afghanistan under communism -- Toward disintegration -- The second communist coup -- Let battle commence -- The Reagan offensive -- Consequences of the U.S.-Soviet war -- The final days of communism -- The remaking of the post-Soviet world -- The rise of the Taliban -- Dialectics of the Afghan conflict -- The nature of Al-Qaeda -- Conclusion -- Afterword -- Appendices
Control code
ocn755571840
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (xxxii, 224 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781597975605
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
maps
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2c72b133-fb1e-4e1c-834e-09dfe4f3d6d4
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b26332462
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)755571840
  • acaebk1597975605

Library Locations

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