Washington, DC: Nat. Defense Univ. Press, 1986. First Printing. 545, wraps, illus., maps, tables, endnotes, bibliography, index, appendices, some edge wear/ small scratches to covers. The author was U.S. charge d'affaires in Kabul from 1977 to 1980. The book starts with a historical overview of years of Russian meddling in Afghan affairs. After a first-hand report of the 1979 invasion, Dr. Amstutz analyzes that intervention from political, military, and economic perspectives. Important issues (including political factions--both pro-Soviet and resistance; human rights and refugee problems; diplomatic efforts to settle the conflict; and Soviet measures to repress and indoctrinate the Afghans) are also discussed. Condition: good.
Keywords: Afghanistan, Foreign Relations, Refugees, Soviet Union, Mil. Intervention, Mil. Occupation, Guerrilla Warfare, Nur Taraki, United Nations