The soviet afghanistan war was fought between afghanistan rebels called the mujahideen and the soviet supported afghanistan government the united states supported the afghanistan rebels in order to try and overthrow the communist government and to prevent the spread of communism. The war in afghanistan (or the us war in afghanistan code named operation enduring freedom - afghanistan (2001-2014) and operation freedom's sentinel (2015-present)) followed the united states invasion of afghanistan of 7 october 2001. The invasion of afghanistan was the opening salvo in the united states war on terrorism and a response to the september 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on new york and washington, dc. Afghanistan hit the world's headlines in 1979 afghanistan seemed to perfectly summarize the cold war from the west's point of view, berlin, korea, hungary and cuba had shown the way communism wanted to proceed. The war in afghanistan was and is a messy and complex affair it started as a result of terrorist groups residing within the country who struck the united states and killed thousands on september.
Key events in afghanistan war: oct 7, 2001 - us and british forces begin airstrikes in afghanistan after the taliban refuse to hand over al qaeda leader osama bin laden, blamed for the 9/11. The united states invasion of afghanistan occurred after the september 11 attacks in late 2001, supported by close allies the conflict is also known as the us war in afghanistan  it followed the afghan civil war's 1996-2001 phase. In august of 2009, president obama, who had criticized the us invasion of iraq as a war of choice, said of the us involvement in afghanistan: this is not a war of choice this is a war of necessity14 but the evidence shows, as we have seen, that it, like the one in iraq, is a war of choice. The invasion of us in afghanistan led to the now famous afghanistan war that began in 2001 the invasion of afghanistan was driven by the september 11 terrorist attacks in us prior to the (9/11 attacks the world had began to acknowledge the existence of terrorism as a threat to worldwide peace and security.
The soviet invasion of afghanistan has raised a number of serious issues and choices for the united states the train of events seem likely to have an important influence on overall american foreign policy in the 1980s. The islamic conquest of afghanistan (642-870) began in the middle of the 7th century after the islamic conquest of persia was completed, when arab muslims defeated the sassanid empire at the battles of walaja, al-qādisiyyah and nahavand. In july 1973, afghanistan's former prime minister, sadar mohammed daoud, seized control of the government with the backing of soviet-trained afghan military officers and a moscow-nurtured afghan communist political faction.
The united states invasion of afghanistan occurred after the september 11 attacks in late 2001, supported by close allies the conflict is also known as the us war in afghanistan it followed the afghan civil war's 1996-2001 phase. Afghanistan seemed to perfectly summarise the cold war from the west's point of view, berlin , korea , hungary and cuba had shown the way communism wanted to proceed afghanistan was a continuation of this. On october 3, the united states bombed a hospital in the town of kunduz fourteen years ago today, the united states and its allies launched a war in afghanistan though it began with airstrikes.
The united states invasion of afghanistan occurred after the september 11 attacks in late 2001, supported by close allies the conflict is also known as the us war in afghanistan. (archived document, may contain errors) the soviet invas/on of afghanistan introduction on december 27, 1979, under cover cf an ongoing soviet military buildup, heavily-armed elements of a soviet. The invasion the soviets sent troops into afghanistan in 1979 for a number of reasons first, they wished to expand their influence in asia they also wanted to preserve the communist government that had been established in the 1970s, and was collapsing because of its lack of support other than in the military.
The shoulder-fired, heat-seeking missile supplied to the afghan resistance by the cia during the soviet invasion of afghanistan, is capable of bringing down low-flying planes and helicopters. Soviet invasion of afghanistan afghanistan war the conflict had its origins in the 1978 coup that overthrew afghan president sardar muhammad daud khan, who had come to power by ousting the king in 1973. The invasion of afghanistan was supported throughout the world while the invasion of iraq was greatly opposed the united states was justified and supported in invading afghanistan, as they were pressed to retaliate for the september 11th attacks.