Monday, December 28, 2009

The moment that changed Afghanistan

The problems ailing Afghanistan began with America's decision to intervene in the country following the Soviet invasion in 1979

Stephen Kinzer, Monday 28 December 2009

"....Like so many American decisions to intervene in foreign lands, the decision in December 1979 to plunge into Afghanistan was made without serious consideration of the long-term consequences. It produced an apparent success that, with the passage of time, has come to look not much like a success after all."

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