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How the Soviets Lost in Afghanistan, How the Americans are Losing by Larry Goodson and Thomas H. Johnson, Foreign Policy Research Institute E-Note.
"This article assesses the startling and unsettling similarities between Soviet strategies and tactics in Afghanistan during their Afghan war of 1979-1989 and American coalition strategies and tactics in Afghanistan since October 2001. It concludes with the implications of this dynamic. These similarities are extremely disturbing and, we believe, should be the focus of national attention and debate. While numerous significant similarities exist, this article will center on just three of the most important."