Stinger Saga by Mahmood Ahmed

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This book is about the air war in Afghanistan, and how a ragtag guerrilla army of Afghan irregulars, who were considered by some as not being good enough to operate Stingers effectively, managed to counter the Soviet/Afghan air power.
This book also reveals the intrigues and problems that were encountered in operating efficiently in such environments. It also shows a glimpse of working of other intelligence agencies like the CIA and MI-6, their behaviour, manners, and also the intrigues and professional jealousies that go along with such operations.
Though the author admits that this is not a historical narration, but he has claimed to have taken all care in narrating only the actual facts. He himself has been a witness to many events that happened during his tenure.
This book will be of great interest to military analysts and researchers, as it will be of a lot of interest to common readers also, and to those who are interested in the truth and want to know how and why things happened that way. This book is about normal average persons who remain mostly unknown and unrecognised but are the ones who actually shape the history. These persons are the ones who get no credit if things turn out good but get a lot of blame if it does not.

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Published July 31, 2012 by Xlibris. 134 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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