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“It starts with what happened in 1978 and Afghanistan’s descent into violence, and brings us up to speed on developments in Afghanistan up until September 11.” Read more...
Andrew Exum recommends the best books for Understanding the War in Afghanistan
Andrew Exum, Political Commentator
This book gives the background to the two decades of violence that beset Afghanistan prior to the 9/11 attacks. Edwards looks at the country from the 1960s, exploring how political dreams of progress and prosperity prevalent in the middle years of the century collapsed into civil war and foreign invasion and how this led to the Taliban establishing their rule over the country in the 1990s.