|In the coming days the Archive will release subsequent volumes on U.S.
policy and planning for "Low-Intensity Conflict," CIA guidelines on the
recruitment of inteligence "assets," and the use of assassination in U.S.
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On October 7, the United States launched an attack against targets
in Afghanistan in the beginning of what President Bush has promised will
be a long campaign against terrorist groups and the states that support
them. In response to these events, the National Security Archive
offers the second volume of a series called The
September 11th Sourcebooks. In this installment, Archive
experts John Prados and Svetlana Savranskaya draw on declassified records
and the memoirs of former Soviet officials to examine Soviet policymaking,
military operations, and lessons learned from the last war in Afghanistan,
a bloody, ten-year conflict that pitted Soviet military forces against
CIA-backed Afghan rebels. The collection also includes excerpts from
an essay written by analyst Steve Galster as an introduction to the Archive's
microfiche collection, Afghanistan:
The Making of U.S. Policy, 1973-1990, published in 1990.