US should learn from Soviet experience in Afghanistan

Sending more troops to Afghanistan in an attempt to reform its society and establish a democracy will not work, says Igor Zevelev of the MacArthur Foundation.

The US should take into account the Soviet experience and reform its strategy.

For sure all wars are different. The Soviets invaded Afghanistan for a different reason in 1979 than the US did in 2001. But the fight they fought and lost is very similar to the one the US are fighting and losing right now,” Zevelev told RT.

Zevelev further noted that boosting a military presence in the region would not make a difference. “More troops may help to win the battles, but they will not help to win the war,” he said.