Afghanistan surpassed Vietnam as the longest military conflict in United States history by having forces on the ground for the 104 straight month. Historically, occupations have never worked. The Romans learned it, the British learnd, as did Hitler, and the French.
The Soviet Union spent billions of rubles, lost countless lives trying to quell the chaos in Afghanistan, but alas, it wasn’t meant to be. If military occupations can teach us anything it is that occupations weaken soldiers and debase the currency, ultimately bringing a fatal end to empires.
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