Afghanistan Declassified: A Guide to America's Longest War

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Index
055 Al Qaeda fighting brigade, 139, 158, 182
173 Airborne, 67
Abbottabad, 160, 225, 226, 231
Abdullah, Abdullah, 238
Afghan Army, 173
Afghan Civil War, 16
Afshar Massacre, 38, 138
Agha Khan, 46
Aimaqs, 41
Akbar, Muhammad, 105, 106
Albright, Madeleine, 180
Alexander the Great, 58, 61, 74, 85
Ali, Hazrat, 45, 192
Al Masri, Abu Ikhlas, 59, 65
Alokozai, 193, 194
Al Qaeda, 68, 190, 192, 206, 209, 210, 230; in the Arabian Peninsula, 159; in Iraq, 159
Amin, Hafizullah, 172–173
Amir ul Mouimeen (Commander of the Faithful), 103
Anbar Awakening, 188
Arabs, 45, 64, 66, 68, 69, 71, 94, 95, 142, 149, 153–160, 182, 202, 206, 230
Arab Spring, 230
arbakis (tribal soldiers), 161, 171, 172
Arghandab, 80
Armitage, Richard, 210
ashrars (rebels), 129
Ataturk, Mustafa Kemal, 118
Atef, Muhammad, 192, 217
Atta, Ustad Muhammad Nur, 33, 84, 168, 169, 180, 190
Australian military, 78, 79
Azzam, Abdullah Yusuf, 153–157
B-52 Stratofortress, 94, 167
Babur, 45
Bacha i Saqao, Habibullah, 28, 119, 150
Bactrians, 27
Badakhsan, 57
badal (revenge), 19, 21, 23
Bagram Air Field, 77, 184
Bahadur, Gul Hafez, 222
Bajaur, 62 65, 70, 211, 215, 218, 224
Balkh, 31, 33, 76
Balkhab, 84
Baluchis, 43
Baluchistan, 43
Bamiyan, 34, 38, 39, 181, 200
Barelvi (Sufis), 216
Bey, Azad, 32
Bhutto, Benazir, 137, 205, 214, 207
Biden, Vice President Joe, 234, 236
bin Laden, Osama, 12, 65, 71, 94, 136, 139, 140, 149, 151–160, 181, 182, 191, 192, 205, 217, 223, 224–233
Black, Cofer, 224
Black Hawk, UH, 60, 228, 229
Blue Sky Memo, 189
British, 79, 82, 104–106, 108–111, 114, 118, 201
Bukhara, 31, 46, 102
burqa, 123
Bush, President George H. W., 230
Bush, President George W., 230
buzkashi, 32, 100
Camp Chapman, 208
Canadian military, 79
Carter, Jimmy, 227
Chaudry, Iftikhar, 214
Chitral, 59
Churchill, Winston, 23–26, 178
CIA, 22, 142, 137, 141, 148, 203, 217, 218, 224, 226, 236
Clarke, Richard, 139, 189

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface ix
  • Introduction 1
  • Part I - The Basics 9
  • Chapter 1 - The Ethnic Landscape 11
  • Chapter 2 - Extreme Geography 47
  • Part II - History Lessons 89
  • Chapter 3 - Creating the Afghan State 91
  • Chapter 4 - Soviet Rule, the Mujahideen, and the Rise of the Taliban 125
  • Chapter 5 - The Longest War- America in Afghanistan 184
  • Index 241
  • Acknowledgments 247
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