Results 1 to 1 of 1

Thread: Why is there a war in Afghanistan? Explained in four minutes on YouTube

  1. #1
    Council Member davidbfpo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    12,206

    Default Why is there a war in Afghanistan? Explained in four minutes on YouTube

    A short YouTube clip 'How Important Is Ideology in Conflict?' (2.34mins) by Mike Martin, ex-British Army, who has a classic book on the campaign in Helmand and he explains what is a forty year civil war between Afghans.
    Link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=vDQQDlj3_Zk

    In summary ideology is not important, survival is.

    A second clip is 'Why Is Afghanistan So Unstable?' (1.58 mins).
    Link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leQWXGjy9FI

    In summary: Its borders are drawn by others and it is a divided nation. None of the groups have ever been reconciled to one system / state. This results in competition which others get involved in.

    His book is 'An Intimate War: An Oral History of the Helmand Conflict', now revised and in paperback.
    Link to publisher:http://www.hurstpublishers.com/book/an-intimate-war-2/

    Link to my posts on the author:http://council.smallwarsjournal.com/...archid=6729836
    Last edited by davidbfpo; 01-10-2018 at 08:44 PM.
    davidbfpo

Similar Threads

  1. NATO in Afghanistan till 2015 (merged thread)
    By Ray in forum OEF - Afghanistan
    Replies: 168
    Last Post: 12-30-2015, 02:11 PM
  2. The Rules - Engaging HVTs & OBL
    By jmm99 in forum Military - Other
    Replies: 166
    Last Post: 07-28-2013, 06:41 PM
  3. Afghanistan: The Dysfunctional War
    By DGreen in forum OEF - Afghanistan
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-26-2009, 07:44 PM
  4. Mack's Small Wars and Afghanistan
    By cm7540a in forum OEF - Afghanistan
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-25-2009, 11:37 AM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •