The Prolonged Downfall of the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan
AMSP Monograph rept. Jun 2013-May 2014
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES
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This monograph seeks to identify contributing factors, other than continued Soviet aid, that led to the prolonged survival of the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan Government between the Soviet withdrawal in 1989 and its final collapse in 1992. It will discuss three key factors that gave the DRA a marked advantage over the mujahedeen. The negotiated settlement of the Geneva Accords that led to the Soviets withdrawal, the fragmentation of the mujahedeen alliance following the withdrawal, and the DRA policy of National Reconciliation. It will conclude with a comparison of the effects of these factors on both the DRA and mujahedeen, using the economist Max Webers theory on the source of legitimate domination by bureaucracies.
- Government and Political Science