I have been very interested in Afghanistan since my brother is stationed there for the next year or so, and have been having great difficulty finding much at all about it. I tried this book and found it to be fair. Between the archaic writing style and pure military viewpoint, it was terribly, terribly dry. I forced myself to read some of it but gradually got bogged down. I got the impression there's a lot of information in it, but so much of it is outdated that it's relevance is not clear.