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The Bear Went Over the Mountain: Soviet Combat Tactics in Afghanistan
The Bear Went Over the Mountain: Soviet Combat Tactics in Afghanistan


 
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ISBN: 9780984074938
Author: Lester W. Grau


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Learn tactics from first-hand accounts of the Soviet-Afghan War


The Bear Went Over the Mountain is a collection of vignettes written by Soviet junior officers describing their experiences fighting the Mujahideen guerrillas. The material was originally collected and published by the Frunze Combined Arms Staff College to serve as a text on combat against a guerrilla force in mountain-desert terrain. It was originally intended for internal use only and as such provides examples of both good and bad military practice. This is not a history of the Soviet-Afghan War, but rather a series of snapshots of combat as seen by young platoon leaders, company commanders, battalion commanders and military advisers. It is an intimate look at the boring, brutal business of counterinsurgency punctuated by moments of heady excitement and terror.

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5 of 5 LIKE RUSSIA OFTEN HAS April 9, 2020
Reviewer: Anonymous Person  
THE BEAR ACTUALLY TRIPPED ON HIS OWN PAWS. LIKE RUSSIA OFTEN HAS.

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5 of 5 Good info/history April 9, 2020
Reviewer: T. Garcia (Amazon Review)  
Bought for my son that was deployed to Afghanistan so that he could understand some of the dynamics in that country. He said it was good information for him to know.

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5 of 5 Must read April 9, 2020
Reviewer: J. J. Popelar (Amazon Review)  
A must read for military members or military enthusiasts.

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4 of 5 Well Researched April 9, 2020
Reviewer: Hunyadi (Amazon Review)  
This is not an exhaustive study of th training and conduct of battle by Soviet battalions and regiments in Afghanistan. Rather it is a collection of material which describes and analyzes individual combat episodes. The chapters include destroying guerrilla forces, offensive in populated areas/mountains, tactical air assault, defense and outpost security, convoy escort, and ambushes. Each chapter has several vignettes with commentary by the Frunze Academy and the editor Lt Col Lester Grau (US Army, retired). This can be jargon heavy but there is a glossary and maps/diagrams description in the back. Good for anyone interested in Soviet and present-day coalition operations in Afghanistan

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5 of 5 Very real April 9, 2020
Reviewer: Afke A. E. Verhagen (Amazon Review)  
Already read the book and wanted a hard copy

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