One local official says the Taliban is ‘stronger than ever.’ Imagine that.
It is wrong to make more Americans die on such a Quixotic mission, one unconnected to any substantial interest for their own country and people.
Afghanistan’s problems can’t be solved through U.S. military occupation; nor will they be solved by a full U.S. withdrawal.
President Trump has done much wrong. However, he deserves credit for challenging a failed foreign policy that’s been paid for by so many while benefiting so few.
A vibrant, tolerant, and democratic India has much to offer the world.
The Taliban may very well make further gains following a U.S. withdrawal, but the myth that territorial safe havens provide great utility to terrorists planning transnational attacks should not continue to justify a war that America cannot win.