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Victorious InsurgenciesFour Rebellions that Shaped Our World$
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Anthony James Joes

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780813126142

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813126142.001.0001

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End of the Red Empire

(p.167) 4 Afghanistan
Victorious Insurgencies

Anthony James Joes

University Press of Kentucky

The Afghan war was the longest military conflict in Soviet history. The Soviet armed forces suffered their clearest reversal since the fall of Nazi Berlin, the first time in modern history that a Russian army had been decisively checked by insurgents. The war provided the arena for the CIA's biggest ever clandestine operation. The Afghan insurgents received material help from an exceedingly heterogeneous group of states. Afghanistan was able to establish and maintain what independence it possessed, in part because it provided a convenient buffer between the two contending empires. The Soviets in the end withdrew their troops from Afghanistan but that turned out to be the first of such withdrawals.

Keywords:   Berlin, insurgents, clandestine, independence, withdrawals

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