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The September 11th Sourcebooks

National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 57
Edited by John Prados and Svetlana Savranskaya
October 9, 2001
The September 11th Sourcebooks - Index
Volume I: Terrorism and U.S. Policy
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. foreign policy.
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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.
1. The Soviet Experience in Afghanistan: Russian Documents and Memoirs
2. U.S. Analysis of the Soviet War in Afghanistan: Declassified
3. Essay - Afghanistan: The Making of U.S. Policy, 1973-1990

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