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US, Russia share a complex and bloody history in Afghanistan

 

Last updated 7/2/2020 at 5:20pm

KATHY GANNON

Associated Press

ISLAMABAD (AP) - Moscow and Washington are intertwined in a complex and bloody history in Afghanistan, with both suffering thousands of dead and wounded in conflicts lasting for years.

Now both superpowers are linked again over Afghanistan, with intelligence reports indicating Russia secretly offered bounties to the Taliban to kill American troops there.

But analysts suggest that despite these apparent differences, the two adversaries actually have much in common, especially when it comes to what a postwar Afghanistan should look like: Both want a stable countr...



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