A continued analysis of Poland's role in the Afghanistan conflict.
Word has it that Brezhnev was completely drunk when he decided to invade Afghanistan in 1979. Hopefully, Bush was in better shape while launching the war against terrorism.
The cost of the Soviet Army’s intervention in Afghanistan has been estimated at over $100 billion, and it indisputably contributed to the Soviet Union’s bankruptcy and its eventual collapse. The Red Army lost its invincible reputation once and for all. It should also be remembered that the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979 probably held the Russians back from decisively suppressing the Polish Solidarity movement. Thus, Polish involvement in Afghanistan should be seen through the lens of history and its moral dimension.