The Thatcher government's response to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, 1979–1980

@article{Lahey2013TheTG,
  title={The Thatcher government's response to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, 1979–1980},
  author={Daniel James Lahey},
  journal={Cold War History},
  year={2013},
  volume={13},
  pages={21 - 42}
}
  • Daniel James Lahey
  • Published 2013
  • Political Science
  • Cold War History
  • The extent to which the Thatcher government supported the Carter administration in forcefully responding to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan is disputed by a number of historians. Whilst some regard London's response as rhetorical at best, others believe it to have been a concrete demonstration of Prime Minister Thatcher's loyalty to the United States in its longstanding struggle against the Soviet Union. This article offers a more nuanced position that distinguishes between the degree of… CONTINUE READING
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