Proceed to Peshawar

Author: George Hill
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
ISBN: 9781612513287
Release Date: 2013-11-15
Genre: History

This is a story of adventure in the Hindu Kush Mountains, and of a previously untold Military and Naval Intelligence Mission along about 800 miles of the Durand Line in World War II. The American officers passed through the Tribal Areas and the princely states of the North-West Frontier Province, and into Baluchistan. It also provides an insight into the background and daily life of a Naval Intelligence Officer who was stationed in Karachi, India (now Pakistan), in World War II. He was probably the first American official to travel to all of the Provinces that now comprise the country of Pakistan, and he also traveled in India and Ceylon (now Sri Lanka).

The Wars of the Green Berets

Author: Robin Moore
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781510701458
Release Date: 2015-11-10
Genre: Fiction

Legendary adventurer and raconteur Robin Moore has teamed up with third-generation Army officer Michael “Doc” Lennon to share the stories of the soldiers who have earned the right to wear the Green Beret. From Vietnam to the present day, The Wars of the Green Berets retells the stranger-than-fiction, hair-raising experiences of the stout men who have risked it all, from their firefights on the Cambodian border to their present-day patrols on the dangerous streets of Baghdad. It takes us to the streets of Mogadishu in the days before and after the events of Black Hawk Down. It puts us on the rocky moonscapes of Afghanistan in search of the enemy, where soldiers face the dangers of friendly fire as well as fierce Taliban fighters. Featuring a new foreword by a former Green Beret about the continued efforts and role Special Forces play in modern warfare, this is a work of fiction that is more real than many works of history. It’s destined to become a classic. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction—novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Fostering Fundamentalism

Author: Matthew Crosston
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317133810
Release Date: 2016-04-15
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Is the United States, in its fight against terror and pursuit of Osama Bin Laden, recklessly creating conditions in Central Asia to produce the next Bin Laden? Matthew Crosston studies this controversial argument in his political analysis of US foreign policy on Central Asia. He looks specifically at the 'no-man's land nexus' connecting Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan and the heart of Central Asian Islamic radicalism - the Fergana Valley. This book breaks new ground by examining in unflinching detail the unwitting role US foreign policy plays in fomenting that 'hot zone' and extremism, producing a new generation of Islamic radicals. University courses that deal with US foreign policy, international security, terrorism and/or Eurasian politics will want to make this book required reading.

World and Its Peoples

Author: Marshall Cavendish
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
ISBN: 0761475710
Release Date: 2006-09-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Describes the geography, people, culture, and politics of the countries of the Middle East, Central Asia, and North Africa.

Russia at War From the Mongol Conquest to Afghanistan Chechnya and Beyond 2 volumes

Author: Timothy C. Dowling
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781598849486
Release Date: 2014-12-02
Genre: History

This easy-to-use reference explores the people and events that shaped Russian military history—and impacted Europe, Asia, and the world—over the past eight centuries. • Helps readers understand the sociopolitical history of Russia and how it continues to exert a major influence in international affairs • Showcases the complex role conflict has played in Russia throughout its history • Includes an introductory essay that discusses how warfare in Russia has progressed over the centuries • Offers entries on wars, battles, organizations, leaders, armies, weapons, and other aspects of war and military life • Provides a ready reference for readers with little or no prior knowledge of Russian history

High Frontiers

Author: Kenneth Michael Bauer
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231509022
Release Date: 2004-04-07
Genre: Science

Dolpo is a culturally Tibetan enclave in one of Nepal's most remote regions. The Dolpo-pa, or people of Dolpo, share language, religious and cultural practices, history, and a way of life. Agro-pastoralists who live in some of the highest villages in the world, the Dolpo-pa wrest survival from this inhospitable landscape through a creative combination of farming, animal husbandry, and trade. High Frontiers is an ethnography and ecological history of Dolpo tracing the dramatic transformations in the region's socioeconomic patterns. Once these traders passed freely between Tibet and Nepal with their caravans of yak to exchange salt and grains; they relied on winter pastures in Tibet to maintain their herds. After 1959, China assumed full control over Tibet and the border was closed, restricting livestock migrations and sharply curtailing trade. At the same time, increasing supplies of Indian salt reduced the value of Tibetan salt, undermining Dolpo's economic niche. Dolpo's agro-pastoralists were forced to reinvent their lives by changing their migration patterns, adopting new economic partnerships, and adapting to external agents of change. The region has been transformed as a result of the creation of Nepal's largest national park, the making of Himalaya, a major motion picture filmed on location, the increasing presence of nongovernmental organizations, and a booming trade in medicinal products. High Frontiers examines these transformations at the local level and speculates on the future of pastoralism in this region and across the Himalayas.

Das New Great Game in Zentralasien

Author: Max Brauer
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 9783656403234
Release Date: 2013-04-08
Genre: Science

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2012 im Fachbereich Geowissenschaften / Geographie - Politische Geographie, Note: 1,7, Universität zu Köln, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: “Eurasien ist das Schachbrett, auf dem der Kampf um globale Vorherrschaft auch in Zukunft ausgetragen wird.” Bereits mit diesem Zitat des polnisch-amerikanischen Politikwissenschaftlers Zbigniew Brzeziński aus seinem Buch The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives aus dem Jahr 1998 wird deutlich, welche enorme Bedeutung der eurasischen Region und insbesondere Zentralasien beigemessen wird. Ziel dieser Arbeit ist es, einen Überblick über das sogenannte new great game, welches sich nach dem Ende der Sowjetunion in Zentralasien entwickelt hat, zu geben. Hierfür ist es von großer Bedeutung, die Hintergründe und Entwicklungen dieses „neuen großen Spiels“ zu verstehen. Was war das „alte große Spiel“? Wie ist es zu dem „neuen großen Spiel“ gekommen? Welchen Einfluss haben die Bodenschätze in Zentralasien und welche Akteure sind in der Region mit welchen Intentionen involviert? Welche unmittelbaren Auswirkungen hat das „neue große Spiel“ auf die Region und ihre Staaten? Ist das „große Spiel“ eine Chance für die Region oder eher ein Risiko? All diese Fragen werden im Laufe der Arbeit erläutert und versucht zu beantworten. Zunächst sollte erklärt werden, was das „alte“ great game war und wieso man heutzutage vom new great game spricht.

Afghanistan and Canada

Author: Lucia Kowaluk
Publisher: Black Rose Books Ltd
ISBN: UOM:39015078802165
Release Date: 2008-10-15
Genre: History

Traces Canada's military involvement in Afghanistan in the hope of finding an alternative to continuing war.

Military Review

ISBN: OSU:32435081487977
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Military art and science

International Relations of Asia

Author: David L. Shambaugh
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 0742556964
Release Date: 2008
Genre: History

A second edition of this book is now available. As the world's most vital region, Asia embodies explosive economic growth, diverse political systems, vibrant societies, modernizing militaries, cutting-edge technologies, rich cultural traditions amid globalization, and strategic competition among major powers. As a result, international relations in Asia are evolving rapidly. In this deeply informed study, leading scholars offer the most current and definitive analysis available of Asia's regional relationships. They set developments in Asia in theoretical context, assess the role of leading external and regional powers, and consider the importance of subregional actors and linkages. Students and policy practitioners alike will find this book invaluable for understanding politics in contemporary Asia. Contributions by: Amitav Acharya, Sebastian Bersick, Nayan Chanda, Ralph Cossa, Sumit Ganguly, Michael Green, Samuel S. Kim, Edward J. Lincoln, Martha Brill Olcott, Philip C. Saunders, David Shambaugh, Sheldon W. Simon, Scott Snyder, Robert G. Sutter, Hugh White, and Michael Yahuda

What to Study

Author: Eric Freedman
Publisher: Kaplan
ISBN: 0684843889
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Education

Provides facts on over 100 fields of study and career prospects for each major

Flashman im Gro en Spiel

Publisher: Kuebler Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783863461096
Release Date: 2012

Die Anzeichen verdichten sich, doch niemand rechnet wirklich damit: Der Grosse Indische Aufstand, der auch Sepoy-Krieg genannt wird, bricht 1857 aus. Harry Flashman ist politischer Agent, eine Rolle, die ihm eigentlich gut gefällt, da sie ungefährlich erscheint und man keine Ergebnisse vorweisen muss. Aber wie üblich hat er sich verrechnet und er gerät in die Brennpunkte des Aufstandes. Er lernt die wunderschöne Rani Lakschmibai kennen und lieben, er ist beim Massaker von Kanpur dabei und trifft seinen Freund Ilderim, den Paschtunen. Spannend, abwechslungsreich und voller historischer Details, politisch gewohnt unkorrekt und mit viel Humor. George MacDonald Fraser wurde vor allem berühmt durch die Serie historischer Romane, den Flashman Manuskripten, deren 11 Bände von 1969 bis 2005 erschienen. Dabei handelt es sich um die fiktiven Memoiren von Sir Harry Flashman, einem hoch dekorierten britischen Offizier im Ruhestand, der auf seine Abenteuer zwischen 1840 und 1890 zurückblickt, die ihn unter anderem mit Bismarck, General Custer, Lola Montez und vielen anderen zusammengeführt hatte. Geboren wurde Fraser 1925, wurde Soldat und kämpfte in Burma. Danach wurde er Journalist, später Schriftsteller und Drehbuchautor (unter anderen "Die drei Musketiere" und den James-Bond-Film "Octopussy") in Grossbritannien und Kanada. Er starb 2008.

Like Hidden Fire

Author: Peter Hopkirk
Publisher: Kodansha Globe
ISBN: 1568361270
Release Date: 1997
Genre: History

Uses intelligence reports to reconstruct the war conducted by Germany and Turkey against Britain

Setting the East Ablaze

Author: Peter Hopkirk
Publisher: Kodansha Globe
ISBN: 1568361025
Release Date: 1995
Genre: History

A DANGEROUS NEW TWIST IN THE GREAT GAME In this gripping narrative Peter Hopkirk tells how Lenin and his revolutionary comrades tried, in the period between the two world wars, to set the East ablaze with their heady new gospel of Marxism. Their dream was to "liberate" the whole of Asia, and their starting point was British India, the richest of all imperial possessions. The bloody struggle that ensued, the full story of which has never been told, marked a dramatic new twist in the Great Game. Among the players were British Indian intelligence officers and the armed revolutionaries of the Communist International. There were also Muslim visionaries and Chinese warlords-as well as a White Russian baron who roasted his Bolshevik captives alive. Pieced together from secret archives, intelligence reports, and the long-forgotten memoirs of the players involved, here is an extraordinary tale of intrigue and treachery. Like Hopkirk's bestselling The Great Game, its theme is ominously topical in view of the violent events that still grip this turbulent region-from the Caucasus to Afghanistan-where the Great Game never really ended.