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  The Invasion of Afghanistan
On December 25, 1979, Soviet troops entered the territory of the socialist republic of Afghanistan at the invitation of the present government.
The invasion, or "exertion of fraternal aid" in classic Soviet parlance, was a chance to square accounts.
Characteristic of foreign policy decisions in the late Brezhnev-era were the small circle of advisors consulted, the overly personal approach taken by Brezhnev and his closest associates, and the reliance on raw power over nuanced understanding.
www.soviethistory.org /index.php?action=L2&SubjectID=1980afghanistan&Year=1980   (512 words)

  
  Travel to Afghanistan, Tourism in Afghanistan,land of afghans Afghanistan ,Tours of Afghanistan, Tourist attractions ...
Afghanistan literally translates to the 'land of the Afghans' and has had a variety of names applied to its general location in the past.
Between the fall of the Taliban after the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan and the 2003 Loya jirga, Afghanistan was referred to by the Government of the United States as the Transitional Islamic State of Afghanistan.
Afghanistan achieved a measure of national unity in 1747 and became a constitutional monarchy in 1931.
www.tourismafghanistan.org   (417 words)

  
  sociology - Soviet invasion of Afghanistan
The Soviet invasion of Afghanistan was a 10-year war which wreaked incredible havoc and destruction on Afghanistan.
Invasion of an impoverished, technologically unsophisticated Afghanistan that supplied an eastern flank to Iran was considered by most political and military strategists to be preferable for the Soviet Union to any overt action against Iran.
Afghanistan is separated from the Arabian Sea by the sparsely populated Pakistani province of Baluchistan.
www.aboutsociology.com /sociology/Soviet_invasion_of_Afghanistan   (1880 words)

  
  Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Soviet invasion of Afghanistan   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Soviet invasion of Afghanistan was a 10-year which war wreaked incredible havoc and destruction on Afghanistan.
Timeline of the Invasion Various dates are given for the beginning of the war, depending on what specific event is held to be the beginning.
Invasion of an impoverished, technologically unsophisticated Afghanistan that supplied an eastern flank to Iran was considered by most political and military strategists to be preferable for the Soviet Union to any overt action agsainst Iran.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/so/Soviet_invasion_of_Afghanistan   (1618 words)

  
 Science Fair Projects - Soviet invasion of Afghanistan
Invasion of an impoverished, technologically unsophisticated Afghanistan that supplied an eastern flank to Iran was considered by most political and military strategists to be preferable for the Soviet Union to any overt action against Iran.
Western analysts at the time also believed that the Soviet Union's presence in Afghanistan was motivated by a desire to bring its forces closer to a strategic choke-point: the mouth of the Persian gulf, the conduit for most of the world's oil supertankers.
Afghanistan is separated from the Arabian Sea by the sparsely populated Pakistani province of Baluchistan.
www.all-science-fair-projects.com /science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/Soviet_invasion_of_Afghanistan   (2039 words)

  
  Wikipedia: U.S. invasion of Afghanistan
Before October 7, there were reports that U.S. and British special-forces soldiers were covertly landed in Afghanistan at some time after September 11, presumably for reconnaissance purposes, and that several of these troops were captured by the Taliban.
It is estimated that in Afghanistan there are 1.5 million suffering from immediate starvation, as well as 7.5 million suffering as a result of the country's dire situation - the combination of civil war, drought-related famine, and, to a large extent, the Taliban's oppressive regime.
Many protesters felt that the attack on Afghanistan was unjustified aggression and would lead to the deaths of many innocent people by preventing humanitarian aid workers from bringing food into the country.
www.factbook.org /wikipedia/en/u/u_/u_s__invasion_of_afghanistan.html   (4796 words)

  
 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan
The Soviet occupation of Afghanistan was indeed Vietnam-like in its brutality, killing more than a million Afghans and helping to tear apart a country that in 1979 had relatively little religious fanaticism and was making advances in the status of women.
Reagan's policy toward Afghanistan maintained that while the United States would employ no military forces of its own, given, in part, that it was unable to secure the support of its allies, it would nonetheless provide aid to the Afghan rebels to pressure the Soviet Union to withdraw its forces.
In many ways, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and the United States’ subsequent support of the mujahidin resistance was another round of the Afghan “Great Game.” The “Great Game” portrays Central Asia, and specifically Afghanistan, as the region where “international superpower struggles” occur.
www.2-russia.com /russia-afghanistan.asp   (1295 words)

  
 The Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan 1979-1989
One long-term effect of the Soviet invasion and pull-out was the establishment of a weak state full of religious hatred and hatred of richer nations: a breeding ground for terrorism.
In light of the US involvement today in Afghanistan after the September 11th terrorist attacks, it is especially important to understand the history of the Soviet's involvement there so we can avoid making the same mistakes.
Afghanistan: The Soviet Invasion and the Afghan Response, 1979-1982.
nhs.needham.k12.ma.us /cur/Baker_00/2002-p4/baker_p4_12-01_mj_sz   (1260 words)

  
 Background Notes Archive - Near East and North Africa
Although informal negotiations for a Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan had been underway since 1982, it was not until 1988 that the Governments of Pakistan and Afghanistan, with the United States and Soviet Union serving as guarantors, signed an agreement settling the major differences between them.
Afghanistan is endowed with a wealth of natural resources, including extensive deposits of coal, salt, chromium, iron ore, gold, fluorite, talc, copper, and lapis lazuli.
Afghanistan is the most heavily mined country in the world; mine-related injuries number up to 100 per month.
dosfan.lib.uic.edu /ERC/bgnotes/sa/afghanistan9407.html   (5506 words)

  
 Leftist Coup and Soviet Invasion - History - Afghanistan - Asia
The Soviet invasion of Afghanistan played out in the waning days of the Cold War, as the leaden economy and political repressions of the Soviet Union were just beginning to show signs of strain.
From its earliest foreign aid in construction of military-quality bridges and highways, to its progressive planting of special agents within the Afghanistan bureaucracy and military, the Soviet Union displayed an unremitting interest in expanding its influence in the country and moving farther south toward the warm-water ports and hydrocarbon riches of the Persian Gulf.
Afghanistan’s location along part of the Soviet Union’s southern border made the installation of a Soviet-friendly government there all the more desirable.
www.countriesquest.com /asia/afghanistan/history/leftist_coup_and_soviet_invasion.htm   (854 words)

  
 Kakar, Afghanistan: The Soviet Invasion and the Afghan Response
Afghanistan is infamous today for being in the grip of the most benighted, fanatical and misogynist government in the world.
From the early 1964 Afghanistan had been a constitutional monarchy in which the King, Mohammad Zahir Shah, shared power with a parliament elected on the basis of universal suffrage.
Tyranny; invasion; rebellion; cruelty; slaughter; the exodus of a people; the destruction of a country by those who professed to be its saviors (``they make a desert and call it peace''): all this recounted in a level academic voice produces an effect of quiet, mounting horror.
www.santafe.edu /~shalizi/reviews/kakar-soviet-invasion   (2551 words)

  
 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan
The Soviet invasion of Afghanistan was a 10-year war which wreaked incredible havoc and destruction on Afghanistan.
Some believe the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan was intended to prevent constituent SSR's in the southern Soviet Union from breaking away.
Invasion of an impoverished, technologically unsophisticated Afghanistan that supplied an eastern flank to Iran was considered by most political and military strategists to be preferable for the Soviet Union to any overt action agsainst Iran.
www.gamesinathens.com /olympics/s/so/soviet_invasion_of_afghanistan.shtml   (1613 words)

  
 Invasion Afghanistan
Don't GO and fight in Afghanistan, it is not like Iraq, not the land, especially not the people.
Afghanistan's history is one of invasion after invasion.
It can no more close the 1500Km border with Afghanistan than the border with Vietnam and Cambodia could be closed 30 years ago.
www.websitesrcg.com /afghanistan/afghanistan-invasion.htm   (307 words)

  
 The Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan
Afghanistan has long been a major crossroads of Asia astride 6 v J major north-south and east-west land routes; its control gf the Khyber and Bola passes has historically made it the gateway which links Rts,sia with the Indian sub-continent and the Middle East with the Orient.
Afghanistan is a stepping stone for the Soviet strategic penetration of the South Asianpersian Gulf area as well as a stepping stone for Islamic religious penetration of Soviet Central Asia to the strategic Straits of Hormuz as well as U.S. naval units in the Arabian Sea.
Because Afghanistan is a potential staging area for subversive and separatist activities in Pakistan and Iran, a pro-Soviet Afghanistan enhances Soviet leverage over both states and increases the risks that one or both will be dismembered in the future, possibly paving the way for a pro-Soviet Baluchistan.
www.heritage.org /research/russiaandeurasia/bg108.cfm   (4460 words)

  
 US planned war in Afghanistan long before September 11
The Afghanistan pipeline route was pushed by the US-based Unocal oil company, which engaged in intensive negotiations with the Taliban regime.
While the nominal purpose of the conference was to discuss the possible outline of a political settlement in Afghanistan, the Taliban refused to attend.
The Americans discussed the shift in policy toward Afghanistan from Clinton to Bush, and strongly suggested that military action was an option.
www.wsws.org /articles/2001/nov2001/afgh-n20.shtml   (3361 words)

  
 Article | The American Prospect
In the run-up to the invasion, the ineptitude of the Bush administration was not yet on full display, and the invasion of Iraq was not predictable.
Many chastened supporters of the invasion of Iraq have argued that they could not have known, prior to the war, that the Bush administration's execution of the war would be as inept as it has been.
On its own, the invasion of Afghanistan could be understood as a necessary, even noble response to a clear attack on the United States.
www.prospect.org /web/page.ww?section=root&name=ViewWeb&articleId=12171   (1919 words)

  
 Afghanistan
Afghanistan was a monarchy from 1747 to 1973, when military officers overthrew the king and established a republic.
Since the late 1970s, Afghanistan has suffered continuous and brutal civil war, which included foreign interventions in the form of the 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and the 2001 US invasion of Afghanistan in which the ruling Taliban government was toppled.
In great-power relations, Afghanistan was neutral until the late 1970s, receiving aid from both the United States and the Soviet Union.
www.lycos.com /info/afghanistan.html   (645 words)

  
 ::Afghanistan::
Afghanistan seemed to perfectly summarise the Cold War.
They knew that Russia had got itself into their own Vietnam and it also provided American Intelligence with an opportunity to acquire any new Russian military hardware that could be used in Afghanistan.
By the end of the 1980's, the Mujahdeen was at war with itself in Afghanistan with hard line Taliban fighters taking a stronger grip over the whole nation and imposing very strict Muslim law on the Afghanistan population.
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /afghanistan.htm   (689 words)

  
 Canada/NATO Invasion of Afghanistan Sows Destruction and Misery   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The invasion and occupation of southern Afghanistan is degenerating into a military and political debacle for the four countries engaged — Canada, Britain, the U.S. and Holland.
Afghanistan continues to rank at the bottom of most poverty indicators, and the situation of women and children is particularly grave.
Prison conditions in Afghanistan are reportedly worse than the horrors that came to light in the prisons of Iraq.
www.globalresearch.ca /index.php?context=viewArticle&code=ANN20061009&articleId=3429   (2508 words)

  
 United States invasion of Afghanistan information - Search.com
The United States invasion of Afghanistan occurred in October 2001, in the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, marking the beginning of its "War on Terrorism" campaign.
The officially-stated purpose of the invasion was to target al-Qaeda members, and to punish the Taliban government in Afghanistan which had provided support and haven to Al-Qaeda.
It is estimated that in Afghanistan there are 1.5 million suffering from immediate starvation, as well as 7.5 million suffering as a result of the country's dire situation - the combination of civil war, drought-related famine, and, to a large extent, the Taliban's oppressive regime and the U.S.-led invasion.
www.search.com /reference/U.S._invasion_of_Afghanistan   (6722 words)

  
 Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan - Research and Read Books, Journals, Articles at Questia Online Library
The Soviet invasion, which sparked Afghan resistance, intially involved an estimated 30,000 troops, a force that ultimately grew to 100,000.
...led to the full-scale invasion of Afghanistan by Soviet troops in late December...Jiri Valenta, "The Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan: The Difficulty of Knowing...that took...
...strongly to the Soviet military in tervention in Afghanistan, deploring the action as an invasion of a sovereign...
www.questia.com /library/history/european-history/soviet-invasion-of-afghanistan.jsp   (958 words)

  
 Setting the Stage for the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan:Dummies
Throughout history, foreign armies who happened to be in the neighborhood of Central Asia often stopped by Afghanistan for an invasion or two.
Snuggled between Iran to the west, Russian-influenced Central Asia to the north, and British India (today Pakistan) to the south, Afghanistan in the 19th century became the perfect playing field for the "Greatest Game" on earth.
Obsessed with fears that Russia would encroach on Afghan territory, the British made a number of tactical blunders in their relationship with Afghanistan's rulers that led to three wars and racked up three defeats.
www.dummies.com /WileyCDA/DummiesArticle/id-2073.html   (1125 words)

  
 Afghanistan
A professor at Kabul University and scholar of Afghanistan affairs at the time of the 1978 coup d'état, Kakar vividly describes the events surrounding the Soviet invasion in 1979 and the encounter between the military superpower and the poorly armed Afghans.
Kakar brings firsthand knowledge and a historian's sensibility to his account of the invasion and its aftermath.
This is both a personal document and a historical one--Kakar lived through the events he describes, and his concern for human rights rather than party politics infuses his writing.
www.ucpress.edu /books/pages/6413.html   (646 words)

  
 Impeach Bush: The Four Reasons for Responsible Citizenship
The invasion of Iraq is illegal within the framework of the laws of the United States Constitution and the United Nations Charter.
The invasion of Iraq has been planned for many years by the Project for the New American Century (PNAC), an organization founded by a small group of right wing political ideologues and corporate elite dedicated to promoting American global leadership.
The International Criminal Tribunal for Afghanistan convened in Tokyo, 2003 found the Bush Administration guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity for the invasion of Afghanistan.
www.thefourreasons.org   (490 words)

  
 The US Invasion of Afghanistan was Announced Months Before the 9/11 Attacks
India is believed to have joined Russia, the USA and Iran in a concerted front against Afghanistan's Taliban regime.
The UN which adopted various means in the last four years to resolve the Afghan problem is now being suspected by the Taliban and refused entry into Taliban areas of the war ravaged nation through a decree issued by Taliban chief Mullah Mohammad Omar last month.
All Condit All The Time", the US Government was informing other governments that we would be at war in Afghanistan no later than October.
www.whatreallyhappened.com /preplanned.html   (867 words)

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