The Long-Term Effects Of Angola's Civil War

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What I see is a flawed tactic, which has long-term consequences. We have seen this time and time again, the United States, occasionally stumbles into a country that it does not fully understand the dynamics of, and unleashes a force that it doesn’t control. From arming the rebels in Angola against the pro-Soviet movement, to the Afghan Mujahedeen. In the context of the cold war, the argument could be made that the strategy worked because the Soviet Union collapsed however, the long-term effects were devastating. Angola’s civil war lasted 27 years and we are currently fighting the same thugs we armed in Afghanistan and Iraq. A recent CIA report concluded “ In general, external support for rebels almost always make wars longer, bloodier, and
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