The United States launched a war in Afghanistan almost two decades ago and it has become the longest running war in its history. Ironically, the conflict had been code named, Operation Enduring Freedom, then later which it is known as now, Operation Freedom's Sentinel.
Costing taxpayers $40 billion+ every year.
Attempting to police the world is a bankrupt strategy.
If the United States soon makes the move to finally withdraw their troops entirely from Afghanistan, what are we left to think of the entire ordeal that has spanned almost 20 years now? I see it as one of the most costly and long-running failures in the history of humanity.
The conflict was launched with the promise of eroding terror, but today the Council on Foreign Relations still insists that the Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan remains resilient across the region; they want us to believe that terrorism is still a serious problem. This is one battle that could easily continue to cost trillions for decades to come and it comes not as a service to the people, but as a detriment to their freedom, prosperity, and liberty. And those footing the bill aren't given a choice of whether or not they want to continue paying.