Why did the Soviet Union invade Afghanistan in 1979?

Videos from David B. Edwards

What did the leaders of mujahideen groups want?
  • September 12, 2011
Why did Afghans join the mujahideen?
  • September 12, 2011
What were the social effects of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan?
  • September 12, 2011
Why did the Soviet Union invade Afghanistan in 1979?
  • September 12, 2011
Why should high school students learn about Afghanistan?
  • September 12, 2011
Who are you and what do you do?
  • September 12, 2011
What role might the Taliban play in the future of Afghanistan?
  • September 12, 2011
What are the most important things to understand about the rule of the Taliban?
  • September 12, 2011
How did the Taliban come to power?
  • September 12, 2011
Why was President Najibullah able to remain in power after the departure of the Soviet military?
  • September 12, 2011
What is the significance of the death of Osama bin Laden?
  • September 12, 2011
Why is there an insurgency in Afghanistan?
  • September 12, 2011
What are the divisions in Afghanistan today?
  • September 12, 2011
The United States in Afghanistan
  • July 11, 2011
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