An Intimate War: An Oral History of the Helmand Conflict by Mike Martin

By Mike Martin

An Intimate warfare tells the tale of the final thirty-four years of clash in Helmand Province, Afghanistan as obvious during the eyes of the Helmandis. within the West, this era is usually outlined via diverse lenses - the Soviet intervention, the civil conflict, the Taliban, and the post-2001 nation-building period. but, as skilled via neighborhood population, the Helmand clash is a perennial one, concerning an identical contributors, households and teams, and pushed by means of an identical arguments over land, water and gear. This publication - in keeping with either army and learn event in Helmand and one hundred fifty interviews in Pashto - deals a truly assorted view of Helmand from these within the media. It demonstrates how outsiders have generally 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 was once meant whilst their interventions have been introduced. Mike Martin's oral background of Helmand underscores absolutely the important of realizing the hugely neighborhood, own, and non-ideological nature of inner clash in a lot of the 'third' international.

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