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Jihad!: The Secret War in Afghanistan

Publisher: Mainstream Connections Publishing
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Book Summary of Jihad!: The Secret War in Afghanistan

British soldiers never fought against the Soviet army, right? Wrong! In 1980, Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher had taken over the leadership of the West and the Soviets has invaded Afghanistan - the most crucial battle of the Cold War was about to begin. In the high mountain passes of the north-west Frontier and the Hindu Kush, the CIA and MI6 saw an opportunity to bring the mighty Soviet to its knees. Their weapon: the Islamic guerrillas of the Afghan Mujahideen. The first Western agent to link up with the Mujahideen ws Tom Carew, a young ex-SAS soldier with a talent for 'black bag' convert operations and veteran of the warsin Dhofar and Northern Ireland. In the course of an extraordinary year, Carew led a series of reconnaissance missions inside Afghanistan; he took part in an astonishing attempt to hijack a shipment of anti aircraft missiles from Communist Bulgaria for use by the guerrillas and set up the first western-sponsored training camp for Mujahideen in Pakistan. In the course of these operations Carew was accepted and befriended by the fundamentalist Mujahideen and became as close to them as any European individual could ever get. In many ways he was a latter day Lawrence of Arabia.

Details of Book: Jihad!: The Secret War in Afghanistan (BSID:6158)

Book Jihad!: The Secret War in Afghanistan
Author Tom Carew
ISBN 1840184957
ISBN-13 9781840184952, 978-1840184952
Binding Paperback
Publisher Mainstream Connections Publishing
Publishing Date 20010917
Number of Pages 282
Language English
Dimensions 7.6 x 5 x 0.9 inches
Weight 272 grams

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Oceana2602 July 20, 2011 review from Goodreads

So, this was funny.I was going to write a review that something like this:"Carew starts off with an insightful, yet not in any way new, essay about the reasons why winning a war in Afghanistan is almost impossible. The rest of the book, however, reads as something that he failed to find a publish...

Diana September 18, 2009 review from Goodreads

didn't think i was going to like it but loved it, i cant believe i read it, was really well written easy to follow

Retarius October 17, 2008 review from Goodreads

The real thing by a veteran of the covert efforts to train the mujahideen against the Soviets. The "good old days" of the Cold War are depicted here, in this book of the year Twenty-oh-one in which the ironic hints and dark forebodings may be found of what is soon to come...

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