Afghanistan, the USSR, and the USA
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Published by ABC Pub. House in New Delhi .
Written in English



  • Afghanistan,
  • Soviet Union,
  • United States


  • Afghanistan -- Foreign relations -- Soviet Union.,
  • Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- Afghanistan.,
  • Afghanistan -- Foreign relations -- United States.,
  • United States -- Foreign relations -- Afghanistan.,
  • Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1991.,
  • United States -- Foreign relations -- 1945-

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementRam Rahul.
LC ClassificationsDS357.6.S65 R35 1991
The Physical Object
Pagination88 p. ;
Number of Pages88
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1685733M
ISBN 108171230504
LC Control Number91907504

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The United States is not the Soviet Union, decayed and on the brink of collapse. No is the media as tightly controlled as in the first part of this book (the book was written after the Soviet Union imploded, it could not have been published before then). There are no conscripts in the American Army as there is in the Soviet or Russian by: The book is a superb analysis of the soviet intervention, not communist propaganda, every tactics and weapons is shown in a professional way. The great irony is than the same locations of battles than i follow in the 80's are in the news now and the US Army is in the same crossroad than the Soviets/5(41). Reviewed in the United States on Febru Verified Purchase. The writer has a fine grasp of the political situation of the Soviet Union during the time frame of their operations in Afghanistan and how they got there. It adds a great deal of detail to fill'in the gaps in rumors and half-truths circulating on both sides of the then Cited by:   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 armed Afgha/5(3).

This book won the Pulitzer Prize in , and dives into the history of the rise of radical Islam in a region which eventually led to the attacks on the United States on Septem The book looks at the role of the CIA’s role in Afghanistan, and explains how Osama bin Laden rose to power and why the Taliban has not yet been defeated. Repeatedly, in the s, as earlier, the Soviet Union contended that no solution to the conflict could be found until the United States and other nations ceased their support of the Moujahedeen. The United States, in turn, insisted that the Soviets must first withdraw their troops from Afghanistan. The United States is fighting a Taliban-led insurgency in Afghanistan that operates from a safe haven in Pakistan. Many suggest that the outcome will be the same for the United States as it was for the Soviet Union—ultimate defeat at the hands of the insurgency. Pakistan’s role as a safe haven is remarkably consistent in both conflicts, but focusing exclusively on that similarity misses.   “Fascinating.A highly readable history of the conflict.” —New York Times Book Review In The Great Gamble, a groundbreaking account of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, former NPR Moscow correspondent Gregory Feifer vividly depicts the war that contributed greatly to the demise of the USSR, and that offers striking lessons for the 21st century, as s:

observes that between and , the Soviet Union went through: [O]ne of Europe’s more peculiar revolutions: the shattering of an empire and the dismantling of its central structure without the direct impact of a war the costly stalemate in Afghanistan, itself a product of a hugely expensive Cold War with the United States. Afghanistan The Soviet War Afghanistan The Soviet War by Mark Galeotti. Download it Afghanistan books also available in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format for read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. The Soviet Union's last war was played out against the backdrop of dramatic change within the USSR. The author of this book was the British ambassador to the USSR and then the Russian Federation but I highly appreciate his objective approach throughout the book which is about the causes of Soviet involvement in Afghanistan right up till the withdrawal of the troops and its 4/5(93). 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 .