Crossed Swords: Pakistan, Its Army, and the Wars Within is a book by Shuja Nawaz. It is a detailed study of the military’s involvement in the evolution of . 30 Sep Crossed Swords Based on 30 years of research and analysis, this definitive book is a profound, multi-layered, and historical analysis of the. Read Crossed Swords: Pakistan, its Army, and the Wars Within book reviews Shuja Nawaz examines the army and Pakistan in times of both peace and war.

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I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Swordw the first to review this item Amazon Bestsellers Rank: Despite the succession of coups, military governments [End Page ]and crackdowns, it is curious that there are so few histories of the army’s political role. Overall, a detailed account and great overview of the subject albeit a tough read with all the detail. September 65 and Ayubs Fall ; Visit our Beautiful Nadaz page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.

There are relatively few books dedicated to the entire history of the Pakistan Croased, and fewer still manage to combine both the political and the military activities of this important institution. It is no wonder that Pak is swofds trusting of U. The US-Pakistan relationship is a long one and often filled with mutual distrust on both sides.


Rest is hush hush stuff which cannot be said. The book starts from and covers all the wars that the army has fought as well as the role it has played in shaping the destiny of the country.

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For most of its life as an independent state, Pakistan has been under direct or indirect army rule, while pursuing an elusive quest for nationhood. There is a difference of perception on historical events or facts. Product details Format Hardback pages Dimensions x x nawqz 1, See our Returns Policy. Agincourt Sir Ranulph Fiennes.

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Crossed Swords: Pakistan, Its Army, and the Wars Within

The Legacy of Conflict: Haha rated it it was amazing Jul 31, Open Preview See a Problem? Rightly said to understand Pakistan you need to understand its army which the author seems to know very well.

Zubair Ahmed rated it liked it Oct 29, History and Politics M. 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.


An impressive study of the Pakistan army and its history and all the ups and downs the country has seen so far. Oct 20, Pradeep Kanthan rated it shuua liked it. Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.

Refresh and try again. Primary Sources ; 3. Yasir rated it really liked it Apr 12, Recently, it has seen the emergence of heavily armed Jihadi groups, bent crosed imposing their own view of Islamic Law on a Pakistani population that is largely moderate but silent.

One thing I can say about Shuja Nawaz is that he doesn’t pull any punches in his analysis of the relationships between the Pakistan Army, bureaucracy and politicians.