Modern Warfare: Russia In Afghanistan
In 1979, the Soviets had ill-suited uniforms and inferior fighting tactics, and found it impossible to defeat the popular Afghan guerrilla army. They had underestimated their enemy and lacked the forces to win.
Modern Warfare: Wars in the Middle East
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