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Resistance Arnold, A. (1983), Afghanistan’s Two-Party Communism: Parcham and Khalq, Stanford: Hoover Institution Press, 47. Garthoff, R. (1984), Detente and Confrontation: American Soviet Relations From Nixon to Reagan, Washington, DC: Brookings Institute, 921. Galeotti attributes much of the impetus behind the decision to invade to Yuri Andropov who was engaged in a campaign to succeed the increasingly ill and senile Osama bin Laden, Radical Islam and the United States 19 was light and the invasion force suffered only 20–30 killed and approximately 300 wounded.
49 Bellamy, P. “Osama bin Laden: High Priest of Terror,” online at http://www. com/terrorists/binladen. 50 Ibid. htm for an overview of the Muslim Brotherhood. 52 Bellamy, op. cit. fn. 49. 28 America’s War on Terror, Second Edition bin Laden used his free time to further his education with travel. 53 Bin Laden was one of the Arab Islamic warriors who traveled to Afghanistan, bent on defending their fellow Muslim brothers from the perils of the Soviet occupation. Bin Laden’s immense personal wealth and his ties to the Middle Eastern social elite placed upon him a unique role.
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America's War on Terror by Tom Lansford, Robert P. Watson, Jack Covarrubias