How Afghanistan was broken: The disaster of the Soviet intervention

@article{Baev2012HowAW,
  title={How Afghanistan was broken: The disaster of the Soviet intervention},
  author={P. Baev},
  journal={International Area Studies Review},
  year={2012},
  volume={15},
  pages={249 - 262}
}
  • P. Baev
  • Published 2012
  • Sociology
  • International Area Studies Review
The self-propelling dynamics of violence in Afghanistan, which appears set to outlast the as yet on-going peace-making, is rooted in the impact of the Soviet intervention, in which fighting was only an element of the complex political drama of destruction of the Afghan state. 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… Expand

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