Friday, July 27, 2012

Afghan "Withdrawal' Anniversary

It falls to the Jamaat-i-Islami of Pakistan to remind us (via Facebook, in my case) that today is the 132nd (they say 124th, counting from 1888) Anniversary of the Battle of Maiwand.

This was the battle that led to the Superpower of the 19th Century withdrawing from Afghanistan.

(For a graphic illustrating "Withdrawal Campaigns", see earlier post and a graphical compilation at: http://blog.ifaqeer.com/2010/12/afghan-exit-strategy-over-last-few.html.)


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