Past Imperfect

Beinart, Peter
November 2001
New Republic;11/26/2001, Vol. 225 Issue 22, p6
Contrasts the United States' military actions in Afghanistan with those of the Soviet Union. Reasons that the U.S. has had success where the Soviet Union failed, including the Soviet Union's ill-equipped troops and inappropriate tactics; Assertion that the U.S. is operating with a just cause, as opposed to Russia; Lack of support for the Taliban from a foreign superpower; Comments on the critics who say that the U.S. could not win guerrilla war.


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