Saturday, October 24, 2020

Tag: Afghanistan & the Messy Endings to U.S. Wars

Trump, Afghanistan & the Messy Endings to U.S. Wars

by Gareth Porter, Consortium News:

Any deal with the Taliban will resemble the other retreats from the anti-colonial and counterinsurgency conflicts the U.S. has fought since  1945, writes Danny Sjursen.

Could President Donald Trump end the Afghan war someday? I don’t know if such a possibility has been on your mind, but it’s certainly been on the mind of this retired U.S. Army major who fought in that land so long ago. And here’s the context in which I’ve been thinking about that very possibility.