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Work on Afghanistan’s sole rail line falls to five soldiers


Stars and Stripes, 24 May 2014 An intersting rendering on Afghanistan’s only railway line and the US soldiers who work on its terminus, at Hairaton. (The Afghans who must be working there are not mentioned, for some reasons.)

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Crossing the Bridge: The 25th anniversary of the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan

Thomas Ruttig

It was the last hot conflict of the Cold War: the Soviet invasion and occupation of Afghanistan between Christmas 1979 and February 1989. 25 years ago today, the last Soviet soldiers left the country, defiantly waving their banners and insisting they had not lost. A truce with Ahmad Shah Massud, the main northern mujahedin leader, had […]

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