Crossed Swords: Pakistan, Its Army, and the Wars Within
Based on 30 years of research and analysis, this definitive book is a profound, multi-layered, and historical analysis of the nature and role of the Pakistan army in the country's polity as well as its turbulent relationship with the United States. Shuja Nawaz examines the army and Pakistan in both peace and war. Using many hitherto unpublished materials from the archives of the United States, the United Kingdom, and the General Headquarters of the Pakistan Army, as well as interviews withkey military and political figures in Pakistan and the United States, he sheds light not only on the Pakistan Army and its US connections but also on Pakistan as a key Muslim country in one of the world's toughest neighborhoods. In doing so, he lays bare key facts about Pakistan's numerous wars with India and its many rounds of political musical chairs, as well as the Kargil conflict of 1999. He then draws lessons from this history that may help Pakistan end its wars within and create a stablerpolitical entity. Visit http://www.shujanawaz.com for more information about Shuja Nawaz.
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Liaquat, who did not know all the senior commanders personally, invited the
senior-most officers to a conference in Rawalpindi so he could better assess
them and their thinking. He is reported also to have had some interviews with the
They connected through Colonel Aleem Afridi, the man who had carried the
message from Brigadier F.B. Ali to the GHQ demanding the ouster of Yahya in
December 1971. Brigadier Ali was also brought into the picture as a senior officer
Zia's senior commanders were generally a compliant lot. However, not all of them
came from the same background as him, and held their own counsel in private.
Some of them had grown up in the English-speaking missionary school ...
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This country had the markings of a failed state right from the start. Midwifed by England and nurtured since then by the US, the country has never been able to get out of the rut it has dug itself and ... Read full review
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Excellent portrait of a country in the middle of the unfolding drama in south east Asia. When, why,who, and how it all started and where it will take us all. Most comprehensive facts about Pakistan ... Read full review
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