Soldiers of God with the Mujahidin in Afghanistan

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Houghton Mifflin, 1990 - Biography & Autobiography - 258 pages
Describes the Soviet use of land mines in Afghanistan, recounts the warfare with the Soviet invaders, and suggests reasons for Soviet withdrawal

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User Review  - dickcraig - LibraryThing

This was a good background on Afghanistan before we really got involved in the country. He also points out lost opportunities for the US in the war against Russia. Read full review

Soldiers of God: with the Mujahidin in Afghanistan

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In this book, freelance journalist Kaplan recounts his experiences reporting on the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. At times, his real-life encounters--with Soviet helicopters and landmines and ... Read full review


prologue Walking Through a Minefield l
three Going up Khyber
epilogue Something I Only Imagined

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About the author (1990)

Journalist Robert D. Kaplan is a contributing editor The Atlantic Monthly. He has traveled extensively, and his journeys through Yugoslavia and America have produced, respectively, Balkan Ghosts (which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize) and An Empire Wilderness.