There’s nothing new under the sun…

We aren’t the first folks to fight in Afghanistan. There’s a pretty good chance we won’t be the last. The Soviet Union’s  invasion in 1979 led to nine years of fruitlessly struggling to dominate the country. In the end, their failure in Afghanistan may well have led to or accelerated the collapse of the Soviet Union.


2 thoughts on “There’s nothing new under the sun…”

  1. I’m reading a great book on the PPCLI in Kandahar right now, and one of the things that drives the Taliban nuts is the fact that the NATO forces *don’t* fight like the Soviets did. NATO mixes things up, they rarely attack the same way two times in a row, something the Soviets never learned during their time in Afghanistan.

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