The failure of the US military campaign in Afghanistan was certain from the beginning, Gorbachev said

Mikhail Gorbachev, former president of the Soviet Union and former secretary general of the Communist Party, has said that the failure of the US military campaign in Afghanistan was certain from the beginning.

Mikhail Gorbachev withdrew Soviet troops from Afghanistan in 1989.

It should be noted that the Soviet Union had deployed its troops in Afghanistan in 1979, but it too had to return ten years later.

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Speaking to a news agency on Tuesday, the former Soviet president added that the failure of the NATO-US campaign was certain from the beginning.

Mikhail Gorbachev, now in his 90s, said the Soviet Union’s presence in Afghanistan was a political mistake, and that valuable resources were wasted at a time when the Soviet Union was in the last months of its existence. He was in the year.

He said NATO and the United States should have acknowledged their failure earlier. The important conclusion to be drawn from this war is that such a mistake should not be repeated in the future.