Going back through old blog posts on Afghanistan while writing my book…
Originally posted on Silk Roads and Siamese Smiles:
Scenes like this are ubiquitous in Afghanistan. Old shells of Soviet Armor and Trucks. Every type of Soviet Equipment can be found out there. Aircraft down at Bagram. Personal and Crew Served Weapons of various sorts are everywhere. Bridging equipment. Soviet Armor and Personnel Carriers. Soviet Mobile Kitchen Trailers. Everything needed to field an invasion. The Soviets left much behind when they hightailed their sorry asses back across the Amu Darya in ’88 or ’89.
Now it’s all rusting out on Afghan Bases, outside the Herat Airport and across the highways and byways of the country.