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A Long Goodbye : the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan, Artemy M. Kalinovsky

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A Long Goodbye : the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan
Title
A Long Goodbye
Title remainder
the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan
Statement of responsibility
Artemy M. Kalinovsky
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The conflict in Afghanistan looms large in the collective consciousness of Americans. What has the United States achieved, and how will it withdraw without sacrificing those gains? The Soviet Union confronted these same questions in the 1980s, and Artemy Kalinovsky's history of the USSR's nine-year struggle to extricate itself from Afghanistan and bring its troops home provides a sobering perspective on exit options in the region. What makes Kalinovsky's intense account both timely and important is its focus not on motives for initiating the conflict but on the factors that prevented the Soviet leadership from ending a demoralizing war. Why did the USSR linger for so long, given that key elites recognized the blunder of the mission shortly after the initial deployment?Newly available archival material, supplemented by interviews with major actors, allows Kalinovsky to reconstruct the fierce debates among Soviet diplomats, KGB officials, the Red Army, and top Politburo figures. The fear that withdrawal would diminish the USSR's status as leader of the Third World is palpable in these disagreements, as are the competing interests of Afghan factions and the Soviet Union's superpower rival in the West. This book challenges many widely held views about the actual costs of the conflict to the Soviet leadership, and its findings illuminate the Cold War context of a military engagement that went very wrong, for much too long
  • Why did the USSR linger so long in Afghanistan? What makes this account of the Soviet-Afghan conflict both timely and important is its focus on the factors that prevented the Soviet leadership from ending a demoralizing and costly war and on the long-term consequences for the Soviet Union and the region
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CN8ML
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Kalinovsky, Artemy M
Dewey number
958.104/5
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
DK68.7.A6
LC item number
K35 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Gorbachev, Mikhail Sergeevich
  • Shevardnadze, Ė. A.
  • Disengagement (Military science)
  • Afghanistan
  • Afghanistan
  • Soviet Union
  • Soviet Union
  • Soviet Union
  • Gorbachev, Mikhail Sergeevich
  • Shevardnadze, Ė. A.
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Disengagement (Military science)
  • Afghanistan
  • Soviet Union
  • Afghanistan-Konflikt
  • Rückzug
  • Afghanistan
  • Sowjetunion
  • Rückzug
  • Sowjetunion
  • Afghanistan
  • Afghanistankriget 1979-1989
  • Afghanistan
  • Sovjetunionen
Label
A Long Goodbye : the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan, Artemy M. Kalinovsky
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The reluctant intervention -- The turn toward diplomacy -- Gorbachev confronts Afghanistan -- The national reconciliation campaign -- Engaging with the Americans -- The Army withdraws and the Politburo debates -- Soviet policy adrift
Control code
835787969
Extent
1 online resource (304 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674061040
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.4159/harvard.9780674061040
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)835787969
Label
A Long Goodbye : the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan, Artemy M. Kalinovsky
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The reluctant intervention -- The turn toward diplomacy -- Gorbachev confronts Afghanistan -- The national reconciliation campaign -- Engaging with the Americans -- The Army withdraws and the Politburo debates -- Soviet policy adrift
Control code
835787969
Extent
1 online resource (304 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674061040
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.4159/harvard.9780674061040
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)835787969

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