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Imagine that: Kremlin weaponry in the Taliban's hands

In a topsy-turvy world, yesterday's enemy can be today's friend. The U.S. has played this game (Germany, Japan, Italy, Vietnam and so forth). For another remarkable reversal of enmity and alliance, let's drop in on the Kremlin.

In 1989, the Soviet Union limped out of Afghanistan, defeated by ragtag mujahedeen fighters determined to turn back Moscow's bid to commandeer their homeland. Those mujahedeen forces evolved into the Afghan Taliban, ousted from power by America's post-9/11 invasion

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