The Bear Trap : the Defeat of A Superpower

Book - 2001
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Blackwell North Amer
This is the story of the defeat of Soviet Russia's forces by a guerilla force known as the Mujahideen during the late 80's.
The author, Brigadier Mohammad Yousaf was head of the Afghan Bureau of Pakistan's Inter-Service Intelligence and was effectively the Mujahideen's commander-in-chief. He controlled the flow of thousands of tons of arms across Pakistan and into its occupied neighbour, arms that were bought from the USA with CIA and Saudi Arabian funds.
For a clear understanding of the pitfalls of a major military intervention into one of the World's most primitive and hostile environments, you could do no better than to read The Bear Trap. It describes in detail the terrain, the training needed and how the Mujahideen carried out ambushes, assassinations, raids and rocket attacks deep inside Afghanistan territory.

Publisher: Barnsley : Leo Cooper, 2001
ISBN: 9780850528602
Characteristics: 256 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Adkin, Mark
Alternative Title: The bear trap


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