Soviet convoy in Afghanistan

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The Bear Went over the Mountain focuses on the Russian side of the conflict, pulling from officers vignettes and an analysis of them by the Frunze military academy, followed by Lester Grau’s own analysis; It features detailed accounts of movements and emplacements where needed as well as good map accompaniments. Harsh criticism is placed on the Russians lack of a motivated professional NCO corp, as well as their heavy reliance on supporting firepower instead of aggressively pursuing or engaging at the infantry/ platoon level

Conversely, The Other Side of the Mountain more heavily pertains to the military structure (or initial lack thereof initially) and tactics applied by these small semi organized units of guerrilla fighters; it lacks the formal details and focus of the russian vignettes, but still retains a good amount of detail. Lacking the heavy weapons, armored and air support, and the numbers of the russian military, ambushes and hit and run tactics became the means of engagement preferred by said small units. He criticizes on how the units would use fairly specific tactics and how they were conditioned to common Russian tactics, ie noting that the Russians should have picked up on the positions/ favored ambush styles/ etc of the ambushers, and changed tactics to more effectively destroy their encampments/ sites

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