What Steps Did Jimmy Carter Take After The Soviet Invasion Of Afghanistan?


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The Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan and the response to it by the United States have had repercussions to this day. Immediate measures away from Afghanistan were the ban put by Carter preventing American Athletes from attending the Moscow Summer Olympics, Carter started reinstating the registration of the draft, and he put an end to the wheat deal with the Soviet Union even though it affected American Farmers. Carter also made a declaration stating that the United States would do everything in its power to protect its interest in the Middle East.

A direct response was the assistance provided by the United States to the Mujahideen in Afghanistan through Pakistan. Weapons were sent to them and training provided through Pakistan. The United States also turned a blind eye to the radicalization taking place in both these countries.

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