Look East, Khomeini

May 1980
National Review;5/2/1980, Vol. 32 Issue 9, p512
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.


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