On the 16th anniversary of Afghanistan, see why we lost

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Summary: On the 16th anniversary of the Afghanistan War, let's ask why our investment of much blood and money in the WOT has accomplished so little. Despite our weak foes. To see why, look at advice given our troops in 2006. It was bad advice. Obviously so at the time. But our hubris made it … Continue reading On the 16th anniversary of Afghanistan, see why we lost

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Stratfor pans Trump’s new Afghanistan War plan

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Summary: Stratfor reports on Trump's new strategy for the Afghanistan War, showing its low odds of success. It's a follow-up to my post Why Trump’s plan for Afghanistan will fail. How many US troops will die or be crippled trying to make this doomed plan work? "The United States Sets Its Sights Beyond Afghanistan" Stratfor, 22 August … Continue reading Stratfor pans Trump’s new Afghanistan War plan

Why Trump’s plan for Afghanistan will fail

Summary: Trump has announced his new strategy for Afghanistan. It got bipartisan applause, except from those who want even larger escalation. Here are the reasons why it will fail. How pitiful that we have learned so little after 16 years of war. This failure to learn is among the worst of our weaknesses, able to offset the … Continue reading Why Trump’s plan for Afghanistan will fail

Stratfor sees Afghanistan war fatigue in America. Only our rulers remain eager.

Summary: Stratfor has been one of the few geopolitical research shops that has accurately seen the futility of our war in Afghanistan. So their reports, like this one, deserve attention but are ignored. But not even Stratfor can bring themselves to call for an end to our mad war. Instead they mention without irony that … Continue reading Stratfor sees Afghanistan war fatigue in America. Only our rulers remain eager.