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How the US Baited the Soviet Union Into Invading Afghanistan; Or, "What Is More Important?... Some Agitated Muslims, Or... The End of the Cold War?"

October 22, 2001
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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.

Guest:

  • David Gibbs, Associate Professor of Political Science from University of Arizona

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