I just spoke to someone that was convinced that US soldiers committed rapes against Afghan women during the Cold War.
Is there any truth to this?
Were there any US soldiers deployed to Afghanistan during this period?
They explained they read accounts of these atrocities this year.
Is this fake news? Russian propaganda?
First place I looked was Wikipedia page for United States war crimes. Nothing in the list of American war-crimes. In fact that page goes straight from Vietnam to the War on Terror, with nothing in between.
Then I checked more general lists of war crimes, but nothing. I also checked about the Soviet-Afghan war. It appears there was US intelligence there, but no "boots on the ground".
This came about due to conversations about Palestinian relations with the US prior to 9-11, so I thought this was maybe Soviet or Arab propaganda. I checked Snopes and found nothing.
The person I was talking to refused to give me the article they read earlier this year. But seemed adamant they weren't conflating this with some other conflict. This wasn't an internet troll, but someone I know personally.
Can anyone point me to a source for this? Either reliable or otherwise?