The Soviet intervention in Afghanistan by Alfred L. Monks

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Published by American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research in Washington .

Written in English

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  • Afghanistan,
  • Soviet Union


  • Afghanistan -- History -- Soviet occupation, 1979-1989.,
  • Afghanistan -- Foreign relations -- Soviet Union.,
  • Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- Afghanistan.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Book details

StatementAlfred L. Monks.
SeriesAEI studies ;, 314, Studies in defense policy, Studies in defense policy (American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research)
LC ClassificationsDS371.2 .M66
The Physical Object
Pagination60 p. :
Number of Pages60
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4256577M
ISBN 100844734314
LC Control Number81002003

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A complete analysis of the Soviet intervention in Afghanistan in late must wait until enough time passes for that event to be evaluated in terms of long-range Soviet military and political objectives.

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"Afgantsy tells the sad story of occupying troops and Afghan civilians during the Soviet intervention in Afghanistan His multifaceted history is a Cited by:   Washington, DC, Octo – Contrary to U.S. myths of a strategic Soviet offensive towards warm water ports on the Persian Gulf or Indian Ocean, it was "mission creep" that led the Soviet Union into its ill-fated invasion of Afghanistan inaccording to a new, richly documented account of early Soviet engagement in Afghanistan, published in English and in Russian today by the.

The Soviet Union declared its plan to intervene in Afghanistan on 12 Decemberand the Soviet leadership initiated Operation Storm (the first phase of the intervention) on 27 December [30]Capital and largest city: Kabul. The Soviet Union’s presence within Afghanistan was cultivated first by two Soviet leaders; the first was Nur Muhammed Taraki and later Hafizulla Amin (Encyclopedia of Russian History 13).

Nur Muhammaed Tariki was killed after being caught in the crossfire of a shoot out at his palace, inserting Amin a Soviet sympathizer into power. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Srivastava, Mahavir Prasad, Soviet intervention in Afghanistan.

New Delhi: Ess Ess Publications, The Soviet Intervention in Afghanistan. AEI Press. Foreign and Defense Policy Middle East. He has written articles on the Soviet military and the book “Soviet Military Doctrine, –   The Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan, Not Trump’s Terrorists, Nor Zbig’s Warm Water Ports Janu Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan a Case of Mission Creep, According to New Book and Original Soviet Documents Octo Briefing Book on the Soviet Intervention in Afghanistan.

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Soviet intervention in Afghanistan. Washington: American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, ©   According to former Soviet Ambassador to the U.S. Anatoly Dobrynin (reading from his personal notes of documents he saw in the Presidential Archive in Moscow in ), the December 8, meeting with Brezhnev included the following alarm: “In their argument for a military intervention in case Afghanistan is lost, Ustinov and Andropov cited.

This report on the Soviet army in Afghanistan focuses on morale, discipline, motivation, and cohesion. It is based on interviews with former members of the Soviet armed forces in Afghanistan, interviews with Afghan re"Istnnce leaders and former officers, and a literature search.

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President Trump claimed the Soviet Union went to war in to battle terrorists. But a newly published cable underscores Moscow’s fear that Afghanistan would switch loyalties to the West. Steele has visited Afghanistan numerous times over the past thirty years, reporting on the Soviet intervention, the Najibullah era, mujahedeen misrule, civil war, the rise of the Taliban and the.

The last 10 years of fighting in Afghanistan often draw parallels to the Soviet Union’s 10 year foray into Afghanistan following the incursion. Often referred to as the Soviet Union’s “Vietnam”, it was only vaguely reported in the United States where its most significant impact was relegated to the tit-for-tat boycotts of the /5.

The Soviet and U.S. Experiences in Military Intervention in Afghanistan and Current U.S.-Russian Cooperation. June 3, This paper was presented at a conference entitled "Carnegie Council's Program on U.S.

Global Engagement: a Two-Year Retrospective.". The conference took place at Rockefeller Brothers Fund's Pocantico Conference Center from June  T his is the book that every politician, every general, every diplomat contemplating getting into, or out of, Afghanistan should be made to read.

It is a book that we should have had 10 years ago. 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.

The context for the Soviet intervention into Afghanistan in December is almost a polar opposite to that of the United States in The intervention in Afghanistan was clearly a war of choice for the Soviet Union, and there were geopolitical drivers as the Cold War competition dominated international relations.

The harder question to. The Soviet Union wanted to establish an internationally backed government in Afghanistan, but fallout between India and the US led to the failure of the attempt, says Indian author Kallol Bhattacherjee, who still advocates for a broad-based government with a guarantee of "no intervention" as the only solution to the Afghan crisis.

Memorandum, "Our Response to Soviet Intervention in Afghanistan," Brzezinski to the President, Decem ; Minutes, "Iran, Christopher Mission to Afghanistan, SALT and Brown Trip to China," National Security Council meeting, January 2,   (Archived document, may contain errors) THE SOVIET INVAS./ON OF AFGHANISTAN INTRODUCTION On Decemunder cover cf an ongoing Soviet military buildup, heavily-armed elements of a Soviet.

Staunton, December 25 – Forty years ago today, Moscow sent its military forces into Afghanistan to support the pro-Soviet regime there. That intervention lasted for ten years until Mikhail Gorbachev withdrew the troops. Many believe the war helped bring about the end of the USSR, but some argue it helped keep it survive as long as it did.

The Soviet-Afghanistan War: Direct and Indirect Intervention. Alexander Liffiton. The Soviet (USSR) Intervention in Afghanistan from was a long drawn out conflict that bled supposedly unending Soviet resources, and ultimately helped lead to a global shift in power.

The Soviet defeat changed the course of world politics. The failed intervention in Afghanistan was one element leading to the dissolution of the Soviet Union (). Source: Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Jimmy Carter,Book I (Washington, D.C.: U.S.

Government Printing Office, ), 21–4. 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 guidance of. Reflections on Soviet intervention in Afghanistan Decem Memo to President from Zbigniew Brzezinski I will be sending you separately a proposed agenda for the NSC meeting on Friday, and it will focus on both Afghanistan and Iran.

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When the Soviet Union pulled its forces out of Afghanistan, the American media had a simple explanation: Soviet troops had been hounded out of the mountains by U.S.-armed guerrillas--the skies cleared of Soviet aircraft by Stinger missiles--until the Kremlin was forced to cry uncle.

But Diego Cordovez and Selig S. Harrison shatter this s: 1. The Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan and the U.S. Response, – At the end of Decemberthe Soviet Union sent thousands of troops into Afghanistan and immediately assumed complete military and political control of Kabul and large portions of the country.

This event began a brutal, decade-long attempt by Moscow to subdue the Afghan civil war and maintain a friendly and socialist. on the Soviet Union For example, Ikle argues that the ‘Soviet system, in harness The Afghanistan war and the Soviet collapse Though the Afghanistan war initially was visualized by Soviet leaders as a small-scale intervention, it grew into a decade-long war involving nearly.

Moscow vs. the Mujahideen - Wall Street Journal book reviews by Brian M. Downing. The Soviet war in Afghanistan () has passed from being the subject of angry international debate to the object of calm historical inquiry, but given the current conflict there, the period retains a certain urgent resonance.

The intervention was launched in response to the escalation of domestic crisis in Afghanistan, about which the Soviet leadership knew much but understood little. The Soviet Army showed the capacity for learning but the improved tactical skills and upgraded operations brought only greater destruction, which was counter-productive in the absence Author: Pavel K Baev.

resolved to take a shot at the Soviet Union by siding with Afghanistan and taking great measures to stop Soviet influence and communist ideology.

Inthe Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in an attempt to expand its influence in the Middle East with the absence of American influence. At this point in the Cold War the United States and Soviet Union were more or less at the.

Bruce Amstutz, U.S. charge d1affaires in Kabul from tobegins his treatment of the first five years of Soviet occupation with an historical overview of years of Russian meddling in Afghan affairs.

He follows this account with a first-hand report of the invasion, and analyzes the intervention from political, military, and economic perspectives.3/5(2). “ A Long Goodbye, by Russian historian Artemy Kalinovsky, is an excellent account of the Gorbachev administration’s handling of the actual withdrawal process and the futile Soviet search for a peace settlement.

” —Anatol Lieven, The New York Review of Books “ Tell[s] the troubled tale of the Soviet intervention and withdrawal. In this second part of a two-part interview by Government Book Talk blog editor Michele Bartram, Col. Robert M. Cassidy, author of the new, critically acclaimed book, War, Will, and Warlords: Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan and Pakistan,describes the lessons learned after ten years of war in Afghanistan.

Click here to read Part I of the interview. In the 20th century, the Soviet Union in the s and today the US and its NATO allies have fallen into the 'Afghan trap.' Soviet intervention The documents recently unearthed and assembled by the National Security Archive are Soviet records of high-level discussions along with personal impressions of Soviet involvement in Afghanistan.

It is. Following the Soviet Union’s direct intervention into Afghanistan in Decemberthe war escalated rapidly, culminating in large battles involving massive use of tactical aircraft. Soviet interest in Afghanistan dates back many years, and Russian involvement even longer.Soviet officials, including Mikhail Gorbachev.

By far the most useful portions of the book are Ha r ri s o n’s ch a p ters, a l t h o u g h the autobi o gra p hical su pp l em e nts by Cor-dovez provide supporting detail. A major theme of Out of Afghanistan is that both the Soviet Union and the UnitedFile Size: 85KB.

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