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Soviet Intervention in Afghanistan

Afghanistan - The Soviet Invasion and the Afghan Response, 1979-1982

Offers an online edition of a book that examines why and how the Soviets invaded Afghanistan, resistance, and the reaction of the Kabul regime; includes ordering details.

The CIA's Intervention in Afghanistan

An interview with Zbigniew Brzezinski in 1998, where he discusses CIA intervention and destabilization in Afghanistan in the period preceding the Soviet invasion.

The Origins of the Soviet-Afghan War

An account of Soviet decision making based on the minutes of four meetings from the Soviet archives.

Timeline: Soviet war in Afghanistan

A chronology of key events around the 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and the decade-long war it sparked, with related links.

War in Afghanistan - Soviet Phase 1979-1989

A brief overview of the war and its political and military aspects; includes an interactive map feature.

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