Reasons For Soviet Invasion
- USSR responding to chaos in neighboring client state
- Soviet Leadership, fearing spread of Iranian muslims into afghanistan
- Boycott 1980's olympics in Moscow
- Banned sail of grain to USSR
- Break off the SALT talks
Reason For US reaction
Invasion under the sphere of USSR
- Us wanted end on the detente
- Invasion unpopular with muslim world.
- USA viewed the the invasion as a spread of communism
- Expansion of USSR into oil roch middle east.
- Embarrassment when people in iran were taken as hostages and the US embassy counldent do anything about it.
1985 - .....
CIA supplied mujahaddin
- Satellite reconnaissance data
- Intercepting of Soviet communications
- Secret communication Systems
- Soviet military plans
- Specialized arms (stingers)
Rising of Taliban
- USA cause
- Different factions
- Civil War
- Rise with aid from pakistan, under US supervision
A Sunni Muslim organization dedicated to the elimination of American presence in Arab countries