Afghanistan: The Lessons of History?

Authors

  • Rodric Braithwaite

    1. Was a British diplomat from 1955 to 1992. He served in Jakarta, Warsaw, Moscow, Rome, Brussels and Washington, and was British ambassador in Moscow from 1988 to 1992. He is the author of Across the Moscow River, Moscow 1941: A City and its People at War, and most recently Afgantsy: The Russians in Afghanistan 1979–89.
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Abstract

Rodric Braithwaite argues that without an appropriate exit strategy, coalition forces risk departing Afghanistan as the Russians did: undefeated, but leaving chaos behind.

A decade after entering Afghanistan, British and American forces are still trying to extricate themselves from Central Asia. Rodric Braithwaite argues that without an appropriate strategy or tactics, coalition forces risk departing Afghanistan as the Russians did: undefeated, but leaving chaos behind.

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