TITLE

Look East, Khomeini

PUB. DATE
May 1980
SOURCE
National Review;5/2/1980, Vol. 32 Issue 9, p512
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the military invasion of Afghanistan by the Soviet Union. Four of the nine Soviet army divisions in Afghanistan are assigned to counter-insurgency and policing operations in northern and eastern areas. The remaining five divisions are in static positions along the western border. The invasion is a steeping-stone rather than the primary target. The focus of these forces as a military factor lies beyond Afghanistan. They are positioned for operations into Iran.
ACCESSION #
6070397

 

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