British media said the U.S. military in Afghanistan will be repeating the mistakes of the former Soviet Union (chart)
Zhu’a U.S. forces” dagger “operation against the Taliban.
Although the United States continue to send more troops to Afghanistan, but Zhu’a and the difficulties faced by the U.S. military has not been much improvement. Recently, a U.S. soldier captured by the Taliban, but also the media is full of pessimism. Many commentators believe that the United States in Afghanistan, will repeat the mistakes of the Soviet Union, the Kremlin has suffered the humiliation of the White House will be on the head.
Soviet Union suffered in the A strikingly similar
“in Afghanistan, almost all important areas occupied by us, however, most of the area is still used by terrorists to master, although control of all provinces the center of the city, but we can not maintain the political control of the entire region. “
” Soldiers should not be condemned, they are in very poor environment, the courage to fight, but temporarily occupied by a town or the village is not the slightest value, militants can hide in the mountains, and then come back. “
these words sound familiar to shrink from about 19,000 U.S. troops reported fighting generals often use similar expressions. But in fact, the assessment from the former Soviet Union Supreme Commander 谢尔盖阿卡罗 Zhu’a Myanmar Aliyev’s mouth. November 13, 1986, the Battle of Leningrad during World War II hero, in the report to the Communist Party’s Politburo at the situation in Afghanistan has made the above remarks.
“copy history” may not be nonsense. British “Sunday Times” that, through the study of declassified documents can be found, the US-Soviet experience in Afghanistan, two countries are strikingly similar. Soviet troops also changing tactics, constantly troops, but to little avail. In the tribal border region with Pakistan, the Soviets could not stop the enemy’s supplies continuously transported in. In southern Helmand province, Soviet troops will soon leave the fort was ambushed. These are now facing the situation with the same U.S. military.
U.S. policy there are four errors on the A
last nine years of war, Arab invasion, the Soviet Union spent a lot of military and economic resources, to some extent accelerated the collapse of the Soviet Union. Some experts pointed out that U.S. policy in Afghanistan are committing the same error with the Soviet Union.
First, over-reliance on military force. Obama administration for initiatives that Afghanistan is the largest surge, but still did not eliminate the militants, but the gradual growth of the opponent’s forces. Compared to the application of military force, post-war reconstruction of Afghanistan has been delayed not before, especially the lives of the poor has not been much improvement. Coupled with the rapid rise in civilian casualties, despair and hatred of the Taliban continue to make A Pingmin “force.”
Second, rural-urban light. Currently, the U.S. military, coalition forces and Afghan National Army controls most of the city, but it is difficult foothold in the vast rural areas, rural areas have become a base for hostile forces. NATO think tank “Sen Lisi Committee” released late last year titled “into chaos: Afghanistan at the brink,” the study reported that 54% of the Taliban in Afghanistan to establish a permanent presence on the land, only 8 % of the country in the Arab government control. Recently, an assessment of the U.S. government also believes that the Arab government-controlled area is much smaller than the Taliban.
again, failed to establish a widely recognized government. Although Afghanistan has set up a government headed by President Hamid Karzai, A national government also conducted a general election, but voters mostly from towns, from small villages. Western democratic ideals, the powerful tribe in Afghanistan, the country seems out of place. From the operation of the current Afghan government, the Western countries “to bring democracy and good governance in Afghanistan,” the desire is frustrated.
In addition, A can not be eliminated within the drug trade, also brought a huge obstacle to the United States. In recent years, Afghan opium production hit record highs, revenue from the drug trade not only provides huge amounts of money to support the Taliban, but also benefit the Arab population is more difficult to obey the government’s control, and further aggravated the Arab government of corruption wind.
can get out into the unknown
news that the U.S. military is stepping up its war of Arab invasion of the Soviet Union, trying to learn lessons. For example, in order to reduce casualties among innocent civilians, the U.S. combat troops have been assigned to the new rules of engagement prohibit the use of fighter aircraft and missiles hidden in the countryside against the militants. But this has led to new problems – without using bombs and missiles, the U.S. military is bound to the militants hiding in the dark with close-fighting, which no doubt the loss of U.S. technological superiority will increase its number of casualties. Meanwhile, the crackdown will make the speed and efficiency is greatly reduced.
the other hand, the United States for military casualties of tolerance, will also play a key role in the process of war. 20 years ago, pressure from domestic public is to facilitate the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan, an important reason. In contrast, the openness of American society, the problem is easier to make a White House military casualties facing “time bomb.” As of July 20, the U.S. military casualties in Afghanistan has more than 3600 people, which killed 669 people. Once the war prolonged, the number of casualties than the bottom line of ordinary people can afford, whether from Afghanistan when the U.S. military “honorable withdrawal” will be unknown. Newspaper freelance writer Zhang Zhuo