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Leaving the Graveyard: The Soviet Union's Withdrawal from Afghanistan

  title={Leaving the Graveyard: The Soviet Union's Withdrawal from Afghanistan},
  author={David G. Fivecoat},
Conventional wisdom states the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) was defeated in Afghanistan and forced to withdraw in ignominy. A closer look at history, however, reveals the Soviet Union from 1985 to 1992 capably orchestrated its diplomatic, military, and economic efforts to disengage from the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan (DRA) on its terms, under the aegis of an international agreement. It left behind a semi-stable regime, an improved military, a dreadful economic situation… Expand
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