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A Long Goodbye

The Soviet Withdrawal from Afghanistan

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HARDCOVER

$40.00 • £32.95 • €36.00

ISBN 9780674058668

Publication Date: 05/16/2011

Short

320 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

11 halftones, 3 maps

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  • Introduction
  • 1. The Reluctant Intervention
  • 2. The Turn toward Diplomacy
  • 3. Gorbachev Confronts Afghanistan
  • 4. The National Reconciliation Campaign
  • 5. Engaging with the Americans
  • 6. The Army Withdraws and the Politburo Debates
  • 7. Soviet Policy Adrift
  • Conclusion
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • A Note on Sources
  • Bibliography
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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