There is nothing left to be gained in Afghanistan. It’s only a matter of how much money we are going to throw away there not to mention lives….
Authored by Doug Bandow via The American Conservative, …And the Taliban are in their strongest position in just that many years. America has now passed the 17-year mark in Afghanistan. U.S. troops have been fighting there for longer than the Revolutionary War, Civil War, World War I, and World War II combined.
Source: America’s Disastrous Occupation Of Afghanistan Turns 17
The Taliban released an open letter urging President Trump to end the war in Afghanistan at the same time Russian presidential envoy to Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov suggested that if the U.S. is “unable to do anything serious” in Afghanistan, it should leave.
Source: Taliban, Russia Want U.S. to Withdraw From Afghanistan
Donald Trump loves a good deal. And sitting in Afghanistan, much of it in Taliban-controlled regions, there’s a doozy: deposits of rare-earth minerals once estimated to be worth $1 trillion. So the president is considering keeping troops in the country so that they can blaze the way to the country’s untapped natural… Read more…
Source: Trump Considers Staying in Afghanistan So He Can Exploit Its Natural Resources