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Parallels with the Past: How the Soviets Lost in Afghanistan, How the Americans are Losing

dc.contributor.authorGoodson, Larry
dc.contributor.authorJohnson, Thomas H.
dc.dateFall 2011
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-02T21:20:47Z
dc.date.available2014-06-02T21:20:47Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.descriptionOrbis 55, No. 4 (Fall 2011), 577-599en_US
dc.description.abstractThis article assesses seven 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. In particular, the similarities between Soviet and U.S. approaches to Afghanistan that focus on key population centers, reconciliation/reintegration, and the development of ‘‘Afghan’’ solutions to a variety of security concerns are extremely disturbing and, we believe, should be the focus of national attention and debate.en_US
dc.description.recognitionAwarded the 2011 winner of the Colonel John J. Madigan III, U.S. Army War College Staff and Faculty Published Writing competition.
dc.identifier.citationParallels with the Past How the Soviets Lost in Afghanistan, How the Americans are Losing, Larry Goodson and Thomas H. Johnson, Orbis 55, No. 4 (Fall 2011), 577-599en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10945/41811
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.subject.authorSecurity, Politics, and Human Terrain in Central and South Asiaen_US
dc.titleParallels with the Past: How the Soviets Lost in Afghanistan, How the Americans are Losingen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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