Crossed Swords: Pakistan, its Army, and the Wars Within (Oxford Pakistan Paperbacks)

Crossed Swords: Pakistan, its Army, and the Wars Within (Oxford Pakistan Paperbacks)

By: Shuja Nawaz (author)Hardback

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Based on 30 years of research and analysis, this definitive book is a profound, multi-layered, and historical analysis of the nature and role of the Pakistan army in the country's polity as well as its turbulent relationship with the United States. Shuja Nawaz examines the army and Pakistan in both peace and war. Using many hitherto unpublished materials from the archives of the United States, the United Kingdom, and the General Headquarters of the Pakistan Army, as well as interviews with key military and political figures in Pakistan and the United States, he sheds light not only on the Pakistan Army and its US connections but also on Pakistan as a key Muslim country in one of the world's toughest neighborhoods. In doing so, he lays bare key facts about Pakistan's numerous wars with India and its many rounds of political musical chairs, as well as the Kargil conflict of 1999. He then draws lessons from this history that may help Pakistan end its wars within and create a stabler political entity. Visit for more information about Shuja Nawaz.

About Author

SHUJA NAWAZ was a newscaster and current affairs producer with Pakistan Television from 1967 to 1972. He covered the 1971 war with India on the Western front. A graduate of Gordon College, Rawalpindi and the Graduate School of Journalism of Columbia University, he has worked as a journalist for The New York Times and the World Health Organization, and as a Division Chief at the International Monetary Fund and as a Director of the International Atomic Energy Agency. He has also been Editor of Finance & Development, the multilingual quarterly of the IMF and the World Bank, and has written and spoken widely on military and politico-economic issues. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia.


CONTENTS ; PREFACE AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ; LIST OF MAPS ; LIST OF PHOTOGRAPHS ; DRAMATIS PERSONAE ; INTRODUCTION ; 1. In History Bound ; 2. Enter the British ; 3. The Army of the Raj ; 4. A Difficult Birth ; 5. The First Kashmir War ; 6. The Legacy of Conflict: Chaos and Ambitions ; 7. Courting Uncle Sam ; 8. Things Fall Apart ; 9. The First Coup ; 10. Martial Law and the Search for Legitimacy ; 11. Wars and Consequences ; 12. September 65 and Ayubs Fall ; 13. Untied PakistanHow to Break-Up a Country ; 14. Wars and Consequences ; 15. Bhutto Rules ; 16. Guardians of the Faith ; 17. The Troikas Musical Chairs ; 18. Systemic Failures: The Wars Within ; 19. The Liberal Autocrat ; 20. Today and Tomorrow ; APPENDICES: ; 1. Timeline: Key Events Pakistan and Its Army ; 2. Primary Sources ; 3. Death of an Army Chief ; 4. Two anonymous letters about death of General Asif Nawaz ; 5. Copy of original test result of General Nawazs hair sample ; SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY ; INDEX

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780195476606
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 700
  • ID: 9780195476606
  • weight: 1216
  • ISBN10: 0195476603

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