The Soviet Afghan War

The Soviet-Afghan War 1979-1989 (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Димарик at April 27, 2016
The Soviet-Afghan War 1979-1989 (repost)

The Soviet-Afghan War 1979-1989 (Osprey Essential Histories 75)
2012 | ISBN: 1849088055 | English | 96 Pages | True PDF | 26 MB

The Soviet-Afghan War (Images of War)  

Posted by Димарик at Aug. 9, 2015
The Soviet-Afghan War  (Images of War)

The Soviet-Afghan War (Images of War)
Pen and Sword | 2012 | ISBN: 1848845782 | English | 136 Pages | EPUB | 8 MB
The Other Side of the Mountain: Mujahideen Tactics in the Soviet-Afghan War (repost)

Ali Ahmad Jalali, Lester W. Grau - The Other Side of the Mountain: Mujahideen Tactics in the Soviet-Afghan War
United States Marine Corps, Studies and Analysis Division | 1995 | ASIN: B000X6UGAU | 404 pages | PDF | 3 MB
The Soviet–Afghan War 1979–89 (Osprey  Essential Histories 75)

The Soviet–Afghan War 1979–89 (Osprey Essential Histories 75)
Osprey Publishing | English | 2012 | ISBN-13: 978 1849088053 | ISBN-10: 1849088055 | 95 Pages | PDF | 26 MB
The Other Side of the Mountain: Mujahideen Tactics in the Soviet-Afghan War

Ali Ahmad Jalali, Lester W. Grau - The Other Side of the Mountain: Mujahideen Tactics in the Soviet-Afghan War
United States Marine Corps, Studies and Analysis Division | 1995 | ASIN: B000X6UGAU | 404 pages | PDF | 2.84 MB

"The Other Side of the Mountain" is a compilation of after action reports on tactical operations in Afghanistan in the 1980s, from the Mujahideen perspective. The descriptions of the action and commentary from the single most knowledgable American on the Soviet army, a man who spoke with leaders from both Russian and Afghan forces from some of these engagements, Les Grau, and Ali Jalali, a professor at the National Defense University, former Afghan Minister of Interior, and native speaker of Pashto. No research of the Soviet-Afghan war is complete without careful consideration of the material here. As important as the documentation of the events of the war are the insights into the Mujahideen perceptions of the operations and the war, and the lessons that they drew from their experience.
The Soviet-Afghan War: How a Superpower Fought and Lost

The Soviet-Afghan War: How a Superpower Fought and Lost
Publisher: University Press of Kansas | ISBN: 0700611851 | edition 2002 | PDF | 392 pages | 3,95 mb

The war in Afghanistan (1979-1989) has been called "the Soviet Union's Vietnam War", a conflict that pitted Soviet regulars against a relentless, elusive and ultimately unbeatable Afghan guerilla force (the mujahideen). The hit-and-run bloodletting across the war's decade tallied more than 25,000 dead Soviet soldiers plus a great many more casualties and further demoralized a USSR on the verge of disintegration. In this work, the Russian general staff takes a close critical look at the Soviet military's disappointing performance in that war in an effort to better understand what happened and why and what lessons should be taken from it. Lester Grau and Michael Gress's expert English translation of the general staff's study offers the first publication in any language of this illuminating work. Surprisingly, this was a study the general staff never intended to write, initially viewing the war in Afghanistan as a dismal abberation in Russian military history. The history of the 1990s has, of course, completely demolished that belief, as evidenced by the Russian Army's subsequent engagements with guerilla forces in Chechnya, Azerbaijan, Tadjikistan, Turkmenistan, and elsewhere. As a result, Russian officers decided to take a much closer look at the Red Army's experiences in the Afghan war. Their study presents the Russian view of how the war started, how it progressed, and how it ended; shows how a modern mechanized army organized and conducted a counter-guerilla war; chronicles the major battles and operations; and provides insights into Soviet tactics, strategy, doctrine and organization across a wide array of military branches. The editors' preface and commentary help contextualize the Russian view and alert the reader to blind spots in the general staff's thinking about the war. This document provides a case study on how yet another modern mechanized army imprudently relied upon the false promise of technology to defeat a determined guerilla foe. The Red Army had fought their war to a military draw but that was not enough to stave off political defeat at home.

The First Afghan War 1839-1842: Invasion, Catastrophe and Retreat (Osprey Campaign 298)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Димарик at Aug. 28, 2016
The First Afghan War 1839-1842: Invasion, Catastrophe and Retreat (Osprey Campaign 298)

The First Afghan War 1839-1842: Invasion, Catastrophe and Retreat (Osprey Campaign 298)
2016 | ISBN: 1472813979 | English | 100 Pages | True PDF | 112 MB
Red Globalization: The Political Economy of the Soviet Cold War from Stalin to Khrushchev (Repost)

Red Globalization: The Political Economy of the Soviet Cold War from Stalin to Khrushchev By Oscar Sanchez-Sibony
2014 | 291 Pages | ISBN: 1107040256 | PDF | 1 MB
Red Globalization: The Political Economy of the Soviet Cold War from Stalin to Khrushchev

Red Globalization: The Political Economy of the Soviet Cold War from Stalin to Khrushchev By Oscar Sanchez-Sibony
2014 | 291 Pages | ISBN: 1107040256 | PDF | 1 MB
The Bear Went Over the Mountain: Soviet Combat Tactics in Afghanistan [Repost]

The Bear Went Over the Mountain: Soviet Combat Tactics in Afghanistan by Lester W. Grau
Routledge | June 1, 1998 | English | ISBN: 0714644137 | 224 pages | PDF | 13 MB

This collection of vignettes was written by Soviet junior officers describing their experiences fighting the Mujahideen guerillas. It is not a history of the Soviet-Afghan war, but snapshots of combat as seen by young platoon leaders, company commanders, battalion commanders and military advisers.