The Soviet invasion of Afghanistan 1979
the Soviet invasion in afghanistan was very similar to the U.S war in Vietnam. The Soviets wanted to influence the region and fit to their southern
expansion policy. By October 1979, however, relations between Afghanistan and the Soviet Union were tense as Hafizullah Amin refused to take Soviet advice on how to stabilize and consolidate his government.They invaded and installed Babrak Karmal as a puppet president. Soviets were opposed by rebels and by 1985 there were 100,000 Soviet troops in Afghanistan. Soviets were accused of practicing inhumane forms of warfare (chemical). Even though the S
The Russians claimed that they had been invited in by the Amin
government and that they were not invading the country. They claimed that their task was to support a legitimate government and that the Mujahideen were no more than terrorists. America put a ban on the export of grain to Russia, ended the SALT talks taking place then and boycotted the Olympic Games due to be held in Moscow in 1980.