ABSTRACT

This collection of vignettes was written by Soviet junior officers describing their experiences fighting the Mujahideen guerillas. It is not a history of the Soviet-Afghan war, but snapshots of combat as seen by young platoon leaders, company commanders, battalion commanders and military advisers.

chapter 1|46 pages

Blocking and Destroying Guerrilla Forces

chapter 3|29 pages

The Application of Tactical Air Assaults

chapter 4|27 pages

Defense and Outpost Security

chapter 5|16 pages

March and Convoy Escort

chapter 6|46 pages

Conducting Ambushes

chapter 7|12 pages

And in Conclusion