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In 1971 Idi Amin Dada a former officer of the Kings African Rifles and commander of the Ugandan Army seized power in a military coup in Uganda Characterized by human rights abuses political repression ethnic persecution extra judicial killings nepotism corruption and gross economic mismanagement Amins rule drove thousands into exile Amin shifted the countrys orientation in international relations from alliances with the West and Israel to cooperation with the Soviet UnionWith Tanzanian leader Julius Nyerere offering sanctuary to Ugandas ousted president Milton Obote Ugandan relations with Tanzania soon became strained too Already in 1972 a group of Tanzania based exiles attempted unsuccessfully to invade Uganda and remove Amin By late 1978 following another attempted coup against him Amin deployed his troops against the mutineers some of whom fled across the Tanzanian border The rebellion against him thus spilled over into Tanzania against whom Uganda then declared a state of warOpening with an overview of the ascent of crucial military and political figures and the buildup of the Tanzanian and Ugandan militaries during the 1960s and 1970s this volume provides an in depth study of the related political and military events but foremost of military operations during the Kagera War also known as A Just War fought between Tanzania and Uganda in 19781979 It further traces the almost continuous armed conflict in Uganda of 19811994 which became renowned for emergence of several insurgent movements notorious for incredible violence against civilian population some of which remain active in central Africa to this dayThis book is illustrated with an extensive selection of photographs color profiles and maps describing the equipment markings and tactics of the involved military forcesIn 1971 Idi Amin Dada a former officer of the Kings African Rifles and commander of the Ugandan Army seized power in a military coup in Uganda Characterized by human rights abuses political repression ethnic persecution extra judicial killings nepotism corruption and gross economic mismanagement Amins rule drove thousands into exile Amin shifted the countrys orientation in international relations from alliances with the West and Israel to cooperation with the Soviet UnionWith Tanzanian leader Julius Nyerere offering sanctuary to Ugandas ousted president Milton Obote Ugandan relations with Tanzania soon became strained too Already in 1972 a group of Tanzania based exiles attempted unsuccessfully to invade Uganda and remove Amin By late 1978 following another attempted coup against him Amin deployed his troops against the mutineers some of whom fled across the Tanzanian border The rebellion against him thus spilled over into Tanzania against whom Uganda then declared a state of warOpening with an overview of the ascent of crucial military and political figures and the buildup of the Tanzanian and Ugandan militaries during the 1960s and 1970s this volume provides an in depth study of the related political and military events but foremost of military operations during the Kagera War also known as A Just War fought between Tanzania and Uganda in 19781979 It further traces the almost continuous armed conflict in Uganda of 19811994 which became renowned for emergence of several insurgent movements notorious for incredible violence against civilian population some of which remain active in central Africa to this dayThis book is illustrated with an extensive selection of photographs color profiles and maps describing the equipment markings and tactics of the involved military forcesIn 1971 Idi Amin Dada a former officer of the Kings African Rifles and commander of the Ugandan Army seized power in a military coup in Uganda Characterized by human rights abuses political repression ethnic persecution extra judicial killings nepotism corruption and gross economic mismanagement Amins rule drove thousands into exile Amin shifted the countrys orientation in international relations from alliances with the West and Israel to cooperation with the Soviet UnionWith Tanzanian leader Julius Nyerere offering sanctuary to Ugandas ousted president Milton Obote Ugandan relations with Tanzania soon became strained too Already in 1972 a group of Tanzania based exiles attempted unsuccessfully to invade Uganda and remove Amin By late 1978 following another attempted coup against him Amin deployed his troops against the mutineers some of whom fled across the Tanzanian border The rebellion against him thus spilled over into Tanzania against whom Uganda then declared a state of warOpening with an overview of the ascent of crucial military and political figures and the buildup of the Tanzanian and Ugandan militaries during the 1960s and 1970s this volume provides an in depth study of the related political and military events but foremost of military operations during the Kagera War also known as A Just War fought between Tanzania and Uganda in 19781979 It further traces the almost continuous armed conflict in Uganda of 19811994 which became renowned for emergence of several insurgent movements notorious for incredible violence against civilian population some of which remain active in central Africa to this dayThis book is illustrated with an extensive selection of photographs color profiles and maps describing the equipment markings and tactics of the involved military forces


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    This is an excellent little book that adds many specific hard facts and a number of informed witness testimonies to the existing very limited published record of these little known cconflictsIn short this book promotes Uganda's war with Tanzania and its aftermath from a vague under reported netherworld to a well recorded historic eventRecommended