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Afghan intervention surpasses Soviet stay

The duration of the U.S. and allied intervention in Afghanistan now exceeds that of the Soviet intervention of 1979-1989. Sunday, 28 November 2010 marks the 3340th day since U.S. and allied forces entered Afghanistan in order to topple the Taliban government and capture Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden, and it is now clear that […]

30 years ago today…

On 12 December 1979 the Soviet Politburo took the decision to send Soviet troops into Afghanistan. The invasion began on 27 December 1979, and the last Soviet troops left Afghanistan just over nine years later, on 15 February 1989.