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The Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan

Lecture no. 17 from the course: The U.S. and the Middle East: 1914 to 9/11

 The Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan

Taught by Professor Salim Yaqub | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses

The Soviets' 1979 invasion of Afghanistan has far-reaching implications for both the Soviet Union and the U.S., whose support for an Afghan jihad against the Soviet Union attracts tens of thousands of young men to the struggle, including a young Saudi named Osama bin Laden.

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