Apartheid's Contras: An Inquiry into the Roots of War in Angola and Mozambique

Apartheid's Contras: An Inquiry into the Roots of War in Angola and Mozambique

by William Minter
     
 

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Of all the many violent chapters in recent Southern African history, the conflicts in Angola and Mozambique since independence in 1975 have been the most protracted, complex and deadly for millions of civilians. William Minter argues that they represent a new kind of non-conventional warfare characteristic of the 'contra' period - neither classic guerrilla warfare nor…  See more details below

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Of all the many violent chapters in recent Southern African history, the conflicts in Angola and Mozambique since independence in 1975 have been the most protracted, complex and deadly for millions of civilians. William Minter argues that they represent a new kind of non-conventional warfare characteristic of the 'contra' period - neither classic guerrilla warfare nor straightforward external aggression, but comprising elements of civil war dominated by regional and global external powers.

He examines the Unita and Renamo social structures, external interventions, patterns of military recruitment, conditioning, logistics and strategy, and the mistakes made by the Angolan and Mozambican states.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781856492669
Publisher:
Zed Books
Publication date:
10/15/1994
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.32(w) x 8.42(h) x 0.96(d)

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