Accession Number:

ADA155292

Title:

The Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan: Trends and Precedent in Soviet Foreign Policy.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

101.0

Abstract:

The Soviet invasion of Afghanistan has been explained routinely in terms of Soviet vital security interests inherent in that regions geopolitical setting. It nevertheless can be interpreted as the culmination of a trend in Soviet Third World policy toward the use of direct, unmitigated force in pursuit of national interests. This thesis examines the significance of Moscows decision to intervene in Afghanistan, in the context of overall Soviet policymaking. Additionally, the impact of recent reverses experienced by the Soviet Afghanistan policy on future Soviet decisionmaking is assayed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE