Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Asia Times: Afghanistan defies the US battle plan Prior to the Vietnam War, counter-insurgency thinking was considered a new and even adventurous way of defeating wars of national liberation. Later, it became synonymous with Western ideas of development - turning a backward traditional society into a vigorous modern nation. Afghans see the concept in a different light: a foreign power is occupying their land, just like the Russians, British, Persians and Mughals before them. - Brian M Downing

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