Never Repeat Our Mistake

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Major-General Alexander Lyakhovski, 55, currently with the Russian Defense Ministry, served in Afghanistan from 1987 to 1989 as a senior aid to General Valentin Varennikov, the top Soviet military coordinator there. Author of three books on the Soviet war in Afghanistan, Lyakhovski talked with TIME's Yuri Zarakhovich about the pitfalls of warfare in that country

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