December 2, 1979
Telegram from Chief Soviet Military Adviser, 'Report from Kabul'
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REPORT FROM KABUL
…On 2 December 1979 H. Amin called in the Chief Military Adviser [Magometrov] and announced that in conditions where the rebels in Badakhshan are getting active support from China and Pakistan and we have no opportunity to withdraw troops from the areas of combat operations I request the Soviet government send one reinforced regiment to this province for a short time to help normalize the situation.
At the conclusion of the conversation Cde. Amin requested that [I] transmit his request to the USSR Minister of Defense and said that he was ready to turn to L. I. Brezhnev about this issue…
H. Amin requests that the Soviet government send one reinforced regiment to Badakhshan.
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