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Wars of Afghanistan

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What is the key to Afghanistan’s resilience? What roles do Afghanistan’s legacy as a “shatter zone” for foreign invaders and its fragmented tribal structure play in its history? How do these factors play into America’s long involvement in a continuing Afghan war. Using both historical research and first-hand experience with a range of major players in the region, Tomsen makes the case that policy makers still do not understand Afghanistan and further that because of misinformed secret operations by foreign intelligence agencies (including by the Soviet NKVD and KGB, the Pakistani ISI, and the CIA), the international community has in fact strengthened extremism in the country over the last few decades.

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