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Author Martin, Mike, 1951-

Title An intimate war : an oral history of the Helmand conflict, 1978/2012 / Mike Martin
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (xxx, 389 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Pre-1978 Helmandi history -- From the Saur revolution to the Soviet withdrawal, 1978-89 -- From the Soviet withdrawal to the US intervention, 1989-2001 --From the US intervention to the return of the Angrez, 2001-6 -- From the return of the Angrez to US re-engagement, 2006-9 -- From US re-engagement: 'counterinsurgency, 2009-12
Summary An Intimate War tells the story of the last thirty-four years of conflict in Helmand Province, Afghani- stan as seen through the eyes of the Helmandis. In the West, this period is often defined through different lenses - the Soviet intervention, the civil war, the Taliban, and the post-2001 nation-building era. Yet, as experienced by local inhabitants, the Helmand conflict is a perennial one, involving the same individuals, families and groups, and driven by the same arguments over land, water and power. This book - based on both military and re- search experience in Helmand and 150 inter- vie
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-374) and index
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Subject International Security Assistance Force (Afghanistan)
Taliban -- History.
Afghan War, 2001- -- Campaigns -- Afghanistan -- Helmand.
Afghan War, 2001- -- Participation, British.
Internal security -- Afghanistan -- Helmand.
Public opinion -- Afghanistan -- Helmand.
Afghanistan -- History -- Soviet occupation, 1979-1989.
Helmand (Afghanistan) -- History, Local.
Helmand (Afghanistan) -- History, Military.
Helmand (Afghanistan) -- Politics and government.
Genre/Form History.
Local history.
Military history.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0190237910 (electronic bk.)
9780190237912 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Oral history of the Helmand conflict, 1978/2012