Re: Sources on 'what went wrong' in Afghanistan?
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this is probably oversimplified --- but it might just be that the TALIBAN are "true believers" and those defending against him (especially the Afghan army) are not --
Similar story -- why were the Communists able to defeat 11 intervening armies. during the Civil War after the Bolshevik Revolution?
The peasants and workers of Russia fought for SOMETHING --- the "whites" fought for their privileges and the intervening armies were clearly not motivated anywhere near as much as the Red Army ...
On Fri, Aug 13, 2021 at 10:17 AM mkaradjis . <mkaradjis@...> wrote: