Costs and Benefits of Afghan War for Pakistan

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Costs and Benefits of Afghan War for Pakistan, A Z Hilali
Published in Khyber.ORG on Wednesday, November 18 2009 (http://www.khyber.org)


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Costs and Benefits of Afghan War for Pakistan

A Z Hilali

Publishing Date: Wednesday, November 18 2009

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The Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in December 1979 was a major cause of worldwide anxiety and a turning point in international politics. The Soviet expansionism created a challenge to the security of Pakistan, and the country emerged as a 'front-line' state, the major player in the game and the principal channel through which assistance was provided to the Afghan majahideen (holy warriors).

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Costs and Benefits of Afghan War for Pakistan, A Z Hilali
Published in Khyber.ORG on Wednesday, November 18 2009 (http://www.khyber.org)