Afghanistan’s Violent Decades

A History, 1978 Through 2021

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About the Book

This book examines the key political and military events in Afghanistan from 1978 to August 2021. It covers the Afghan-Soviet war and how that war was followed by an Afghan Civil War that made the country receptive to the rise of the Afghan Taliban. It explains how the Taliban secured control of Afghanistan’s government, and permitted Osama bin Laden to reside in the country while he secretly planned an attack on the American mainland.
It also covers why Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda terrorists on September 11, 2001, flew hijacked airliners into New York City’s World Trade Center and the Pentagon. It describes how American and NATO forces responded by invading Afghanistan to destroy al-Qaeda and to overthrow the Taliban government. The 20-year Afghan-NATO war which followed would lead to American troops suffering 2,488 dead and 20,722 wounded. This book is one of the first to cover this long war written after the war ended in August 2021, giving it a new perspective. It offers an even-handed coverage of the war based on Taliban, American, and British sources.

About the Author(s)

Stanley B. Sprague is a retired attorney who specialized in civil litigation and appeals. He lives in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Bibliographic Details

Stanley B. Sprague
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: glossary, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2024
pISBN: 978-1-4766-9185-5
eISBN: 978-1-4766-5235-1
Imprint: McFarland