Afghan soldiers stand in formation in Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan, November of 2008. Photo by John Scott Rafoss of the United States of America. Wikipedia
Ciro Scotti, Fiscal Times: After $68 Billion to Train Afghan Troops, No Exit for the US in Sight
Early next October, about a month before the presidential election, America will mark a disturbing milestone: the 15-year anniversary of invading Afghanistan to seek and destroy terrorists who masterminded the September 11, 2001, attacks that killed thousands, brought down the World Trade Center and set the Pentagon aflame.
Outgoing President Barack Obama, who promised as a candidate in 2008 to extricate the country from the grinding warfare in Afghanistan that has killed tens of thousands of civilians, left almost 2,400 U.S combat troops dead, and maimed or wounded many thousands more, will depart office with that pledge unfulfilled.
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WNU Editor: U.S. military aid to build-up the Iraqi army failed .... and now we can say the same thing about Afghanistan. And even with all of this money .... they still have a problem with boots .... The Afghan Army Has A Problem Getting Boots For Its Soldiers (May 6, 2016)