Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Why Afghanistan Really Fell Apart

By Bruce P. Cameron
September 30, 2009

Much of the U.S. conventional wisdom about how the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan in 1989 led to the rise of the Taliban and the creation of al-Qaeda safe havens before 2001 comes from the popular movie, “Charlie Wilson’s War.” But that represents a dangerous misperception.

Read on.


Anonymous said...

Long, wonderfully detailed, comprehensive, coherent, all but impossible to make sense of the Afghanistan morass without such insider knowledge. How does Bruce know so much? Happy I did not let this a article pass by.

George Collins
Goffstown, NH

Anonymous said...

I don't understand much about politics.But I think this article is very clear in reveling the resent trens in Afghanistan.