The Soviet penetration into Afghanistan and the Marxist Coup

  title={The Soviet penetration into Afghanistan and the Marxist Coup},
  author={A. Z. Hilali},
  journal={The Journal of Slavic Military Studies},
  pages={673 - 716}
  • A. Z. Hilali
  • Published 1 December 2005
  • Political Science
  • The Journal of Slavic Military Studies
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