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By Mike Martin

ISBN-10: 1849043361

ISBN-13: 9781849043366

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ISBN-13: 9781849048910

An Intimate battle tells the tale of the final thirty-four years of clash in Helmand Province, Afghani- stan as noticeable throughout the eyes of the Helmandis. within the West, this era is usually outlined via diversified lenses - the Soviet intervention, the civil struggle, the Taliban, and the post-2001 nation-building period. but, as skilled by means of neighborhood population, the Helmand clash is a perennial one, related to an analogous members, households and teams, and pushed via an analogous arguments over land, water and gear. This publication - in line with either army and re- seek event in Helmand and a hundred and fifty inter- perspectives in Pashto - deals a truly diverse view of Helmand from these within the media. It demonstrates how outsiders have almost always misunderstood the continuing fight in Helmand and the way, in doing so, they've got exacerbated the clash, perpetuated it and made it extra violent - exactly the contrary of what used to be meant whilst their interventions have been introduced. Mike Martin's oral historical past of Helmand less than- rankings absolutely the valuable of figuring out the hugely neighborhood, own, and non-ideological nature of inner clash in a lot of the 'third' world.

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