CROSSED SWORDS BY SHUJA NAWAZ PDF

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In the second edition of his book Crossed Swords: Pakistan, its Army and the Wars Within , Shuja Nawaz offers detailed insights into the history of the Pakistani army, providing an important description of the backdrop of contemporary dynamics in the country.

On over pages the book covers the events that shaped Pakistan, from partition to the War on Terror, outlining how the army has been formed and how internal and external dynamics have affected it. Nawaz skilfully illustrates how these wars played out with anecdotes. For instance, Nawaz outlines how the relationship between Prime Minister Bhutto and President Leghari crumbled in the mid , drawing on interviews conducted with both of them.

The interviews reveal how both parties drew on different parts of the military sector in the course of the strife.

It was almost as if he did not think it would be safe to go back if his mission failed. For instance, the extent and the character of links between the Pakistani army, or the intelligence agency ISI, and the Taliban in Afghanistan, is not addressed much, particularly with regard to the developments following the international intervention in Afghanistan in The second edition published in reviewed here contains an updated preface, however, it does not cover the developments in Pakistan since in further detail.

Hence, Crossed Swords , in the first instance, is a history book. It will certainly be a story worth reading. Informatic book but facts are ignored in given synopsis that Pakistan foreign policy was under greatly foreign influenced.

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Crossed Swords

In the second edition of his book Crossed Swords: Pakistan, its Army and the Wars Within , Shuja Nawaz offers detailed insights into the history of the Pakistani army, providing an important description of the backdrop of contemporary dynamics in the country. On over pages the book covers the events that shaped Pakistan, from partition to the War on Terror, outlining how the army has been formed and how internal and external dynamics have affected it. Nawaz skilfully illustrates how these wars played out with anecdotes. For instance, Nawaz outlines how the relationship between Prime Minister Bhutto and President Leghari crumbled in the mid , drawing on interviews conducted with both of them. The interviews reveal how both parties drew on different parts of the military sector in the course of the strife.

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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 with key 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

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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 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 Shuja Nawaz. 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.

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