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The US of A breaks the Soviet Record

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The US of A breaks the Soviet Record

Even for the humble among us who try to avoid jingoistic outbursts, some national achievements are so grand that they merit a moment of pride and celebration:

US presence in Afghanistan as long as Soviet slog

The Soviet Union couldn’t win in Afghanistan, and now the United
States is about to have something in common with that futile campaign:
nine years, 50 days.

On Friday, the U.S.-led coalition will have been fighting in this
South Asian country for as long as the Soviets did in their humbling
attempt to build up a socialist state.

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