Rodric Braithwaite, "Afgantsy: The Russians in Afghanistan, 1979-1989"
English | ISBN: 019983265X | 2011 | PDF | 432 pages | 4.2 MB
The story of the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan is well known: the expansionist Communists overwhelmed a poor country as a means of reaching a warm-water port on the Persian Gulf. Afghan mujahideen upset their plans, holding on with little more than natural fighting skills, until CIA agents came to the rescue with American arms. Humiliated in battle, the Soviets hastily retreated.