Accession Number:

ADA089123

Title:

The Soviet Union in Afghanistan: Benefits and Costs.

Descriptive Note:

Strategic issues research memo.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-06-12

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

This memorandum examines Soviet objectives in Afghanistan and gauges Soviet success in achieving these objectives and the cost that is involved. The author finds that Soviet policy in Afghanistan has so far been a success. Soviet objectives--to keep Afghanistan out of the Western orbit, to use the country to legitimize Soviet concern with Asia, to demonstrate the need for Soviet friendship--have now largely been realized. The Soviet Union has gained a long cultivated and hard won place in Afghanistan. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE