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Journalist Artem Borovik on the Perils of Desert Warfare

Soviet journalist Artem Borovik Borovik covered the Soviet war in Afghanistan. His first hand account of that war has given him insight into the difficulties associated with combat in harsh climates -- conditions American soldiers may face during any intervention in the Gulf crisis.

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Other segments from the episode on January 11, 1991

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, January 11, 1991: Interview with Artem Borovik; Commentary on the music of 1981; Interview with Madison Smartt Bell; Review of John LeCarre's novel "The Secret Pilgrim."

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