The Soviet–Afghan War: A Superpower Mired in the Mountains

  title={The Soviet–Afghan War: A Superpower Mired in the Mountains},
  author={Lester W. Grau},
  journal={The Journal of Slavic Military Studies},
  pages={129 - 151}
  • L. Grau
  • Published 1 March 2004
  • Political Science
  • The Journal of Slavic Military Studies
The Soviet-Afghan War involved more than the Soviets and Mujahideen resistance. Afghan communists (the DRA) were involved in the immediate struggle and a large number of countries supplied the Mujahideen during this “Cold War” hot war. Their struggle and their lessons are outlined. The author does not usually write about footnotes, but he wrote this article during a trip to Iraq and lacked his reference library. Needless to say, he drew on his knowledge about the war and the knowledge he gained… 

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