Nato mission in Afghanistan as long as Soviet occupation

From The Telegraph.

Summary: Afghanistan is officially a longer quagmire than the Soviet Union’s excursion there.  And we’re still looking for Osama?

Coalition troops, including 9,500 British, will on Saturday surpass the nine years and fifty days which the Red Army spent unsuccessfully trying to build a socialist state.

The milestone comes as Nato has 140,000 troops deployed in the country and levels of violence are at their highest since the US-backed ousting of the Taliban in October 2001.

Russian troops invaded Afghanistan on December 27, 1979, to prop up a communist regime facing a popular uprising.

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