TITLE

The Great Game Revisited

AUTHOR(S)
Klass, R. T.
PUB. DATE
October 1979
SOURCE
National Review;10/26/1979, Vol. 31 Issue 43, p1366
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article explores the process followed by the Soviet Union to take over Afghanistan as related by Afghan Amir Abdur Rahman in his 1901 autobiography. According to Rahman, Russia has been waiting for an opportunity to invade India. The invasion plan includes Afghanistan since the Soviets need to pass through Afghan soil to get to India. The author also discusses what role the U.S. plays in the Afghan-Soviet situation.
ACCESSION #
6073881

 

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