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After 17 years, many Afghans accuse the United States of endless war

  • published: Nov 14, 2018
  • Views: 410

KABUL, Afghanistan – When US forces and their Afghan allies arrived in Kabul in November 2001, they were welcomed as liberators. But after 17 years of war, the Taliban have taken over half of the country, security is worse than ever and many Afghans are blaming the Americans.

The United States lost more than 2,400 soldiers in the longest war and spent more than $ 900 billion, from military operations to the construction of roads, bridges and power plants. Three US presidents have pledged to restore peace in Afghanistan, either by adding or withdrawing troops, engaging the Taliban or avoiding them. Last year, the United States abandoned the "mother of all bombs" in a cave complex.

None of this has worked. After years of frustration, Afghanistan is plagued by conspiracy theories, including the idea that the Americans have not fallen into an eternal war, but that they have planned the entire duration ….

After 17 years, many Afghans accuse the United States of endless war

  • published: Nov 14, 2018
  • Views: 410

KABUL, Afghanistan – When US forces and their Afghan allies arrived in Kabul in November 2001, they were welcomed as liberators. But after 17 years of war, the Taliban have taken over half of the country, security is worse than ever and many Afghans are blaming the Americans.

The United States lost more than 2,400 soldiers in the longest war and spent more than $ 900 billion, from military operations to the construction of roads, bridges and power plants. Three US presidents have pledged to restore peace in Afghanistan, either by adding or withdrawing troops, engaging the Taliban or avoiding them. Last year, the United States abandoned the "mother of all bombs" in a cave complex.

None of this has worked. After years of frustration, Afghanistan is plagued by conspiracy theories, including the idea that the Americans have not fallen into an eternal war, but that they have planned the entire duration ….