Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Forget The Hype. The Nightmare Goes On

After 13 Years, US-Led Afghanistan War Is Officially Over But Nightmare Goes On 

As Dan De Luce writes for Agence France-Presse:Instead of a sense of triumph at the close of the longest conflict in America’s history, there is mostly regret and fatigue over a war that claimed the lives of more than 2,300 American troops and cost more than a trillion dollars.U.S. commanders insist the Afghan security forces will hold the line in a stalemate with the Taliban. But some officials fear a repeat of Iraq, in which an American-trained army virtually collapsed in the face of a jihadist onslaught.A large majority of Americans now say the war was not worth it, and only 23 percent of US soldiers believe the mission has been a success, according to recent polls.

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