It is well known that the U.S. funded the mujahadeen, a loosely-knit group of rebel groups in Afghanistan which included the present-day Taliban and Osama bin Laden, in the 1980s.
According to the official version of history, this was to oust the Soviet Union, which invaded Afghanistan in 1979.
But a recent interview with the national security advisor to President Jimmy Carter, suggests otherwise.
- David Gibbs, Associate Professor of Political Science from University of Arizona
Recent Shows More
The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to
democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions,