‘A well – written and authoritative account from someone who knows Pakistani politics from the inside’. -Peter Bergen, CNN Terrorism Analyst and author of the bestselling Holy War Inc; Inside the Secret World of Osama Bin Laden
‘We are in Husain Haqqani’s debt for providing an authoritative account of the linkages between Pakistan’s powerful Islamists and its professional army. He conclusively demonstrates that these ties are long-standing, complex and very troubling. This brilliantly researched and written book should be required reading for anyone who wishes to understand this increasingly important state’. -Stephen p. Cohen, Brookings Institution, Author of The Idea of Pakistan and the Pakistan Army
Husain Haqqani’s Pakistan: Between Mosque and Military analyzes the origins of the relationships between Islamism groups and Pakistan’s military, and explores Pakistan’s quest for identity and security. Tracing how Pakistan’s military has sought U.S. support by making itself useful for concerns of the moment – while continuing to strengthen the mosque – military alliance within the country – Haqqani offers an alternative view of political developments in Pakistan since the country’s independence in 1947. ISBN: 9694024986 Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS Subtitle: BETWEEN MOSQUE AND MILITARY Author: HUSAIN HAQQANI
More specifically, you are the leader of a U.S. Army Ml Abrams tank platoon. Throughout the work, you will have an opportunity to make life-or- death decisions, and the story will develop according to the choices you make. As you progress through the hook, you will learn important tactical and operational lessons. Whether you are a tank platoon leader, or expect to he, or an armchair military enthusiast, you will find this book highly entertaining and instructive.
There are two operations for you to conduct, an assault and a counter- reconnaissance mission. In each you must bring your knowledge and judge men to hear on the scenario in order to achieve the objective. If you choose wrong, defeat and even death may he your lot, if you succeed, you savour the taste of victory and live to fight another day. The scenarios are highly realistic, and there are maps and appendices with detailed specifications of the hardware involved to help you make informed decisions. Short of going through the course at the National Training Centre at Fort Irwin, working through this book is probably the best thing you can do to sharpen your war-fighting capabilities in a hurry and you don’t have to spend weeks in the field to do it! ISBN: 0891413839 Publisher: PRESIDIO PRESS BOOK Subtitle: THE TANK PLATOON: AN INTERACTIVE EXERCISE IN SMALL-UNIT TACTICS AND LEADERSHIP Author: JOHN ANTAL
Using a political economy framework, this book examines issues related to the process of democratization, decentralisation, governance and civil society in Pakistan, in an historical and contemporary context. The book highlights social and structural transitions and transformations in economy and society, and shows how the emergence of new socio-economic groups and classes often come up against older and more established structures and institutions, resulting in conflict, contradiction and compromise. It provides a broad historical perspective of such developments, especially during the regime of General Pervez Musharraf (1999-2008). As such it is amongst the few serious evaluations of the political economy of the Musharraf years. A theme which recurs in many of the chapters relates to why there is prolonged military rule in Pakistan and why democracy has been unable to find its footings in Pakistan. An examination of the political process of 2007 leading up to the 2008 general elections and an examination of the role of political actors and of civil society forms an important core theme in this collection.
Military, Civil Society and Democratization in Pakistan will interest a wide and diverse set of readers. Those interested in the economic, social and structural transformation of Pakistan’s society will find this book useful in understanding such trends and developments. Those who want to examine more typical and mainstream forms of democratization in a different, more dynamic, framework, looking at processes and how they unfold, will also benefit from this book. ISBN: 9789694025469 Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS Subtitle: Author: S AKBAR ZAIDI