Afghanistan Cave Complexes 1979-2004: Mountain strongholds of the Mujahideen, Taliban & Al Qaeda

Afghanistan Cave Complexes 1979-2004: Mountain strongholds of the Mujahideen, Taliban & Al Qaeda

by Mir Bahmanyar, Ian Palmer

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Overview

Following the Soviet invasion in 1979, the Mujahideen defenders of Afghanistan developed and reinforced many natural cave systems to use as supply bases and defensive positions. The Taliban and Al Qaeda further strengthened these positions in the 1990s. Following the events of September 11, 2001, these cave systems have once more come to prominence and sites such as Tora Bora and Zhawar Kili have featured in news headlines around the world. This title provides an analysis of these caves and underground systems, and discusses the U.S.-led Coalition's tactical approach to dislodging the enemy from these fortified positions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780966298
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publication date: 04/20/2012
Series: Fortress , #26
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 64
File size: 14 MB
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About the Author

Mir Bahmanyar served in the US Army from 1986-89, and currently is an independent film producer and writer. He received a BA in history from the University of California, Berkeley, and specializes in US Army Ranger history. Along with fellow ex-servicemen he has set up www.suasponte.com, a site dedicated to the history of the Rangers. Mir lives in Los Angeles, California, with his Pitbull and Akita dogs.

Ian Palmer is a highly experienced digital artist. A graduate in 3D design, he has provided illustrations for many publications, from modelling James Bond's Aston Martin to recreating lunar landings. He lives and works in London with his wife and three cats.
Mir Bahmanyar served in the 2nd Ranger Battalion. He was on the Board of Directors of
the 75th Ranger Regiment Association and created SuaSponte.com – A History of American
Rangers. Mir has authored nine non-fiction books. Some are on the reading lists of:
The U.S. Marine Corps Forces
Central Command
The Command and General Staff College Deputy Commandant's Deploying Officer
The U.S. Joint Forces Command's Pre-Deployment Afghanistan
Mir was interviewed by the National Review. He co-wrote and produced the awardwinning
motion picture Soldier of God. He was a German language coach and military technical
advisor to George Clooney in the motion picture The Good German. Mir was invited to speak at
the Malaga Film Commission's annual Cine y Turismo (Cinema and Tourism) seminar featuring
filmmakers and business leaders from around the world.
Ian Palmer is a highly experienced digital artist with two decades of experience in the video games industry, both as a 3D artist and an Art Director. He has a passion for military history, gaming and riding his motorbike. He lives in Warwickshire with his wife, daughter and menagerie of pets.

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