Forbidden Cross-border Vendetta: Spetsnaz Strike into Pakistan during the Soviet-afghan War

  title={Forbidden Cross-border Vendetta: Spetsnaz Strike into Pakistan during the Soviet-afghan War},
  author={Lester W. Grau and Ali Ahmad Jalali},
  journal={The Journal of Slavic Military Studies},
  pages={661 - 672}
In 1986, Soviet Special Forces conducted an unauthorized strike into Pakistan while attempting to wipe out a guerrilla base. The Special Forces were pinned down and had to call for Soviet air strikes to extricate themselves from an untenable position. This article discusses the planning, conduct and consequences of the mission. 
4 Citations
A long goodbye: The politics and diplomacy of the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan, 1980-1992.
This thesis explores the politics and diplomacy of Soviet efforts to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan. Although Soviet leaders began looking for a way out of the conflict soon after the
Border jumping: strategic and operational considerations in planning cross-border raids against insurgent sanctuaries
Abstract : Cross-border ground raids by state-backed security forces can have a detrimental impact on guerrillas ability to wage war. External support in neighboring countries can be an important
War in the Grey Zone: Historical Reflections and Contemporary Implications
Democratic powers like the US and the UK have extensive experience of operating within the grey zone, and states that practise grey-zone warfare can be countered.
Competitive intervention and its consequences for civil wars
Thesis: Ph. D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Political Science, 2016.