Picture a dynamic hologram of Afghanistan.

The first image captures Afghanistan 1982: the mujahedin insurgency is numbering close to 250,000; Soviet aid to the Afghan military and associated expenses is roughly $7.5 billion; the sledgehammer blows by the 40th Army of the Soviet Union against kishlaks, or rural settlements, result in military crimes; a reconnaissance patrol of the 66th Independent Motor-rifle Brigade rape and murder 11 Afghan victims—the majority women and children—near Jalalabad.

Now flip the dynamic hologram.

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