Tag: Afghanistan


Graveyard of Empires? Comparing Soviet & American Wars in Afghanistan

by Dr. Jeff Jones Amid the recent chaotic US withdrawal from Afghanistan, most observers in the media drew comparisons with the hasty US retreat from Saigon in 1975. It seems more fruitful, however, to explore some points of comparison and ...

Afghanistan and Vietnam – déjà vu 50 years later

by Julian Sereno Scenes of chaos at the Kabul Airport as Afghans attempt to flee the country after the Taliban onslaught are eerily similar to scenes from the roof of the U.S. Embassy in Saigon as helicopters evacuated panicked crowds ...