Soviet invasion of Afghanistan

a study in the use of force in Soviet foreign policy by Joseph J. Collins

Publisher: Lexington Books in Lexington (Mass.)

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  • Afghanistan -- History -- Soviet occupation, 1979-,
  • Soviet Union -- Military policy.

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StatementJoseph J. Collins.
LC ClassificationsDS371.2
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Paginationxv, 195p. :
Number of Pages195
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Open LibraryOL19060664M

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Afghanistan: Lessons from the Last War October. What are the best books about the Soviet war in Afghanistan from to 89. Specifically books that aren't too dry and also focus on Soviet invasion of Afghanistan book American supported Afghani Mujahedeen that fought against the Soviets.

Reviews 'This book is an essential contribution to the study of US-Pakistan relationships since the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Hilali skilfully exposes the hidden, though immense, involvement of Pakistan in the Afghan war and its less recognized role in the ultimate demise of the Soviet Empire.

on the Soviet Union and Central Europe, and with another superb crew of scholars on war and peace issues. These interests came together with the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. From toI worked on my dissertation on the Soviet in-vasion under. The Soviet war in Afghanistan lasted nine years from December to February Part of the Cold War, it was fought between Soviet-led Afghan forces against multi-national insurgent groups called the insurgents received military training in neighboring Pakistan and China, [9] as well as weapons and billions of dollars from the United States, United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia.

Comprehensively and for Soviet invasion of Afghanistan book first time, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Steve Coll tells the secret history of the CIA's role in Afghanistan, from its covert program against Soviet troops from 4/5(44).

The Soviets entered Afghanistan in with the aim of establishing a key position in Asia, one with trade possibilities and access to Gulf oil, Barnett Rubin said in his book, “The. Like other parts of the Afghan capital, Macroyan Kohna has been pummeled by rockets, mortar shells and car bombs since the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan began just over 40 years ago.

On Decemthe USSR invaded Afghanistan to save an endangered communist regime. The People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan, founded in but almost immediately riven into two hostile wings, had been induced by Moscow into unifying in in order to seize power the following year.

Within weeks, however, the majority Khalqi faction had driven out the rival Parchamis, only to /5(4). REVIEW ESSAY: Afghanistan: The Soviet Invasion in Retrospect DAVID N. GIBBS University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA D i e go Cordovez and Selig S. Ha r ri s on, Out of Afgh a n i s t a n: The Inside Sto r y of the Sovi - et Wi t h d r awa l (Ox f ord: Ox f ord Un i vers i t y Pre s s, 1 9 9 5), pp.

4 5 0, $ Ha r dcover; Ra l p h H. Ma g nus and Eden Na b y, Afgh a n i s t a n File Size: 85KB. 'Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, military action carried out in late December by Soviet troops. The Soviet Union intervened in support of the Afghan communist government in its conflict with anti-communist Muslim guerrillas during the Afghan War (–92) and remained in Afghanistan until mid-February '.

In contrast, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in late December followed the seizure of power in Kabul by a cluster of pro-Soviet Communists twenty months earlier.

However, both events were considerably grounded in the US–Soviet Cold War rivalry. On the night of December 24–25,the Soviet Army did something it had not done since The invasion of Afghanistan was the first military operation that the Soviet Union had conducted since the end of World War II designed to seize territory the Soviets had not controlled at the end of that conflict.

Examines the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan from the perspective of ground soldiers to offer insight into how the war was presented as a victory.

The Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan, We cannot afford to lose Afghanistan. —Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko,quoted in Svetlana Savrans-kaya and Malcolm Byrne, Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan a Case of Mission Creep, According to New Book and Original Soviet Documents.

Soviet invasion of afghanistan. Close • Posted by 2 minutes ago. Soviet invasion of afghanistan. Hey, can anybody recommend books on soviet invasion of Afghanistan.

Preferably on why soviets invaded Afghanistan and politics behind the invasion and. In response to the American attitude, Soviet attitudes to the west hardened as well. The Soviets also increased their efforts to pacify Afghanistan in order to avoid losing face to the rest of the world.

As the cold war heated back up after the invasion of Afghanistan, both sides engaged in a series of tit-for-tat escalations of tensions. Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. [United States. Department of State.;] Print book: National government publication: EnglishView all editions and formats: Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects: Afghanistan -- History -- Soviet occupation, Afghanistan. This article has three parts. First, we briefly review the literature on the Soviet Union’s breakdown. Next, we outline the role of the Afghanistan war in the break-down of the Soviet Union and provide evidence in support of our contention.

Finally, we present the conclusions of this essay. Existing explanations of the Soviet Union’s breakdown. The book is a history and analysis of the ways in which the invasion of Afghanistan, by the Soviet Union, in the s impacted Pakistan. The book looks into the social, economic, and political ramifications while also delving into how a changed landscape in Afghanistan directly impacts Pakistan.

About the Book. Few people are more respected or better positioned to speak on the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan than M. Hassan Kakar. A professor at Kabul University and scholar of Afghanistan affairs at the time of the coup d'état, Kakar vividly describes the events surrounding the Soviet invasion in and the encounter between the military superpower and the poorly.

The book explores the causes of Pakistan's involvement in the Afghanistan war and the United States' support to prevent Soviet adventurism.

It shows that Pakistan was the principal channel through which assistance was provided to Afghan freedom fighters; it also provided access to its military bases to use against the Soviet : The Soviet union invaded Afghanistan in [] and again in [] to fight the Basmachi movement.

The Soviet Union, along with other countries, was a direct supporter of the new Afghan government after the Saur Revolution in April However, Soviet-style reforms introduced by the government such as changes in marriage customs and land reform were not received well by a population.

Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to Septem () is a non-fiction political book by journalist Steve Coll. Coll explores the history of American intervention in Afghanistan, beginning with the Soviet Invasion in and ending just before the September 11 attacks on.

For Dr. Castro, the Afghan situation parallels that of the summer ofwhen he deliberated for days on what to say or do about the Soviet invasion of : James Nelson Goodsell. Filed under: Afghanistan -- History -- Soviet occupation, -- Foreign public opinion Comment on Soviet Intervention in Afghanistan (Baghdad: Translation and Foreign Language Publication Dept., Ministry of Culture and Information, ca.

), by Iraq (multiple formats at ). Afghanistan War, –92, conflict between anti-Communist Muslim Afghan guerrillas (mujahidin) and Afghan government and Soviet forces.

The conflict had its origins in the coup that overthrew Afghan president Sardar Muhammad Daud Khan, who had come to power by ousting the king in.