Crossing the Bridge: The 25th anniversary of the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan

It was the last hot conflict of┬áthe Cold War: the Soviet invasion and occupation of Afghanistan between Christmas 1979 and February 1989. 25 years ago today, the last Soviet soldiers left the country, defiantly waving their banners and insisting they had not lost. A truce with Ahmad Shah Massud, the main northern mujahedin leader, had … Continue reading Crossing the Bridge: The 25th anniversary of the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan