Michail Leontiev. “The Great Game (Great Britain against Russia and the USSR)”. Book review
The surprisingly consistent ability of the Great Game players is to forget Afghan lessons. There is reason to believe that this forgetfulness cost the life of the Soviet Union.
February 1879 witnessed the worst that can happen in any Afghan war: rapid and complete success at the start. That is, the Russians did exactly what Brzezinski succeeded in a hundred years later – they dragged the British into Afghanistan.
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