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Afghanistan: The Soviet Invasion in Perspective
Afghanistan: The Soviet Invasion in Perspective
By Anthony Arnold
Hoover Press, 1981, 144 pp
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The author was a U.S. intelligence analyst in Afghanistan before the Soviet invasion. He traces, in a balanced and convincing manner, the course of Soviet-Afghan relations since 1919. There is a great deal of information on the events leading up to the Soviet takeover in 1979.