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Published by Rand Corp. in Santa Monica, CA .
Written in English



  • Afghanistan,
  • Afghanistan.


  • Islam and politics -- Afghanistan.,
  • Afghanistan -- Politics and government -- 1973-

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Edition Notes

StatementGraham E. Fuller.
ContributionsRand Corporation., United States. Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy.
LC ClassificationsBP63.A3 F85 1991
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 57 p. ;
Number of Pages57
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1870310M
ISBN 100833011154
LC Control Number90029097

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