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Using a wealth of lately declassified assets, this ebook tells the advanced tale of Soviet involvement within the Horn of Africa, a narrowly outlined geographic entity torn via the contention of 2 huge nations (Ethiopia and Somalia), from the start of the chilly conflict until eventually the loss of life of the Soviet Union. At varied issues within the 20th century, this region—arguably one of many poorest within the world—attracted huge overseas curiosity and massive amounts of complex weaponry, making it a chilly struggle flashpoint. The exterior actors eventually did not in achieving what they sought after from the neighborhood conflicts—a lesson appropriate for U.S. policymakers this present day as they wonder if to exploit strength in another country within the wake of the sorrowful stories in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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The Soviet Union and the Horn of Africa during the Cold War: Between Ideology and Pragmatism (The Harvard Cold War Studies Book Series) by Radoslav A. Yordanov