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'The Americans' recap: KGB spies target Afghan commander
'The Americans' recap: KGB spies target Afghan commander

KGB spies Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth Jennings (Keri Russell) come face-to-face with an Afghan leader who mercilessly executes Soviet troops in “I Am Abassin Zadran,” the Season Three penultimate episode of “The Americans” on FX. Abassin (George Georgiou) and two other mujahedin commanders are in Washington seeking Senate approval to acquire anti-aircraft weapons. These shoulder-fired surface-to-air missiles would give Afghan warriors a significant edge over their Soviet counterparts in this Vietnam-like war. Posing as CIA officers, Philip and Elizabeth employ a divide-and-conquer strategy to turn Abassin against his countrymen. To spare their village...

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