For many, many years I have been arguing that the war in Afghanistan has been fought using both the wrong strategy and tactics. It was therefore extremely interesting to hear a top Soviet General agree with this on Rory's programme. This is what he said:
"The introduction of military forces was a mistake. We already had a lot of influence in Afghanistan, economically and politically. This massive weight of military forces was unnesessary. WHAT WAS NECESSARY WAS THE SLY USE OF SPECIAL FORCES".
Exactly! You cannot fight a guerrilla army with force. Yet in 2012 we continue this idiocy! Why? Pull the troops out. Let the Taliban return. THEN send in the special forces. More Sun Tzu please!!!
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