The Soviet Union withdrew from Afghanistan, and Pakistan went hard at Mohammad Najibullah’s government. After aid from the Soviet Union dried up in 1992-1993, the Najibullah regime fell, leading to the Afghan Civil War. This set the conditions for Benazir Bhutto and Maj Gen Naseerullah Babar (retd.) to fuel the rise of the Taliban.
Sudarshan Garg joins me to talk about the conditions that resulted in the rise of the Taliban.
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