TITLE

Afghanistan, Graveyard of Empires

AUTHOR(S)
Bearden, Milton
PUB. DATE
November 2001
SOURCE
Foreign Affairs;Nov/Dec2001, Vol. 80 Issue 6, p17
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Provides a political history of Afghanistan. How the British and Soviets fought for control; Cycle of conflict in the country and the spiral into anarchy; United States involvement in Afghanistan; Thoughts on the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency's covert war with the Soviet Union; How the U.S. fought alongside Afghan Arabs against the Soviets; Call to jihad in the Islamic world; Anti-American sentiments of Osama bin Laden; Rise of the Taliban regime; U.S. quest to locate and neutralize the bin Ladin network and replace the Taliban regime.
ACCESSION #
5405434

 

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