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Professor Moorcraft, 65, who as a journalist covered the activities of Jihadists in Soviet-occupied Afghanistan in the 1980s and in Bosnia a decade or so later, said: "When people are operating under external direction in Pakistan you can monitor visits and cash flows, but when somebody out of the blue comes from a suburb of London and suddenly decides to do this it's extremely difficult to stop.
The US support for the Mujahideen in Soviet-occupied Afghanistan is a matter of record, but this book sheds new light on Britain's role in that ill-considered escapade.
A US congressman provides covert military aid to rebels in Soviet-occupied Afghanistan 2007 hhhh No Country for Old Men Channel 4, 10.
But with the breakup of the Soviet Union two decades ago and the rise of the Islamist Taliban in what was once Soviet-occupied Afghanistan, the region's dynamics have changed.
He said: "A Soviet-occupied Afghanistan threatened both Iran and Pakistan and was a stepping stone to possible control over much of the world's oil supplies.
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