The soviet-afghan war by members of the russian general staff, and translated by lester grau and michael gross, is a summary overview of the soviet experience in the afghan invasion and war of the 1980s. Soviet invasion of afghanistan, invasion of afghanistan in late december 1979 by troops from the soviet union the soviet union intervened in support of the afghan communist government in its conflict with anticommunist muslim guerrillas during the afghan war (1978–92) and remained in afghanistan until mid-february 1989.
The moment the soviet union inserted itself in the afghan civil war, they started a domino-like spiral of violence that continues even to this day nearly.
Nearly twenty-five years ago, the soviet union pulled its last troops out of afghanistan, ending more than nine years of direct involvement and occupation.
The soviet–afghan war lasted nearly a decade from december 1979 to february 1989 the mujahideen resistance fighters fought a war of attrition against the soviet army and allied afghan forces. The war in afghanistan (1979-1989) has been called the soviet union's vietnam war, a conflict that pitted soviet regulars against a relentless, elusive, and ultimately unbeatable afghan guerrilla force (the mujahideen.
The soviet war in afghanistan was a nine-year period involving the soviet forces and the mujahideen insurgents that were fighting to overthrow afghanistan's marxist people's democratic party of afghanistan (pdpa) government.
The soviet-afghan war by members of the russian general staff, and translated by lester grau and michael gross, is a summary overview of the soviet experience in the afghan invasion and war of the 1980s the book consists of separate chapters on various aspects of the war, including the experiences of various components of the soviet army. An emotional mother embraces her son, a soviet soldier who has just crossed the soviet-afghan border in termez, during the withdrawal of soviet army from afghanistan, on may 21, 1988.