TITLE

INDOMITABLE AFGHANISTAN

AUTHOR(S)
Tanner, Stephen
PUB. DATE
August 2009
SOURCE
Military History;Aug/Sep2009, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p26
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the capability of Afghanistan to resist invasion by some empires throughout ancient and medieval period and during the Cold War. The country's terrain is cited as one of the factors that makes the region a formidable military target. It was stated that Persia was the first civilized empire that tried to conquer Afghanistan but it encountered some problems as a result of its effort. It cites the emergence of civil war in Afghanistan after the withdrawal of the Soviet troops in the region on February 15, 1989.
ACCESSION #
42739579

 

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