In 1971, Idi Amin Dada, a former officer of the King s 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, Amin s rule drove thousands into exile. Amin shifted the country sIn 1971, Idi Amin Dada, a former officer of the King s 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, Amin s rule drove thousands into exile. Amin shifted the country s orientation in international relations from alliances with the West and Israel, to cooperation with the Soviet Union. With Tanzanian leader Julius Nyerere offering sanctuary to Uganda s 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 war. Opening 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 1978 1979. It further traces the almost continuous armed conflict in Uganda of 1981 1994, 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 day. This book is illustrated with an extensive selection of photographs, color profiles, and maps, describing the equipment, markings, and tactics of the involved military forces.REVIEWS This slim study remains the best available English-language chronicle of Ugandan military operations before the country s Congo adventures. And it perfectly compliments Helion s outstanding Great Lakes Holocaust: The First Congo War, 1996 1997 ([email protected] 13) and Great Lakes Conflagration: The Second Congo War, 1998 2003 ([email protected] 14).I loved it. And I eagerly await its sequel.Cybermodeler"...
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Wars and Insurgencies of Uganda 1971-1994 ([email protected], # 23) Reviews
Like some of the other books in the Africa at War series, Uganda is marred by a lack of maps. In an area unfamiliar to most readers and being a military book, maps are invaluable. The developer of this series would of been better off contracting some one to draw maps for the series.The author spent a page describing the geography of Uganda when a decent map would of accomplished much more. i ended printing a map of Uganda from google. The author spent most of the book indulging his interest in military aviation which played little part in the conflicts in the area. We were treated to large charts of Czechoslovak advisers to Uganda (with dates of birth) and Ugandan pilots trained in Czechoslovakia and probably a photo of every plane that served in Uganda, but a decent map was beyond the authors. They should of named this effort 'Wings over Uganda'. This series is commended for covering a area of military history seldom seen in print, but this effort and others are poor.