Afghanistan: 'Graveyard of empires' - 01 Dec 09
Afghanistan has been called the 'graveyard of empires' - a land that has never been conquered by a foreign force.
Russia's red army spent a decade there and returned to the Soviet Union broken and defeated.
As the US sends more troops to Afghanistan, it could learn from the former Soviet Union's experience there.
Al Jazeera's Neave Barker reports from Moscow on the lessons to be learned.
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Why even now under the Obama administration there is still a great deal of secrecy about US and Iraqi prisons where thousands are incarcerated and possibly abused,assaulted, tortured ,raped or sodomized as acts of revenge and sadism or as part of the interrogation processes. Human rights groups are denied access to prisons. So what are they hiding. One wonders that as an American whether Obama feels that he is now responsible for the treatment or mistreatment of POWS aka "detainees" Bush Newspeak. Unfortunately there is no power either of a single nation or a number of Nations and the UN who are willing to take on America and its war crimes dating back to just after 9/11 and which continue today.
Mass-rape of women & children by American soldiers