The Failed War On Terror

Andy Oppenheimer | 09/22/2021

The fall of Kabul to the Taliban with the withdrawal of the last U.S. troops in August marked the end of a 20-year effort by the West to remake Afghanistan as part of a broader counterterrorism strategy. The effort has largely failed, with terrorist organizations expanding successfully despite American military power. Drones became a widespread symbol of the Western crusade against jihadist militants. Above, a MQ-9 Reaper takes off from Kandahar Airfield in southern Afghanistan for...

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