A major legacy of the Afghanistan war will be the “explosive remnants of war”- the landmines and unexploded bombs that have been left behind in the earth.
President Donald Trump on Saturday abruptly and publicly shut down talks with the Taliban aimed at resolving the 18-year long Afghanistan War.
It is astonishing how little attention the 18-year American engagement in Afghanistan seems to attract in the country’s consciousness and conversation.
Retired four-star Gen. Barry McCaffrey slammed Trump for casually claiming he had a "plan" to end the war in Afghanistan that involved killing "millions".
Holbrooke’s youthful idealism evolved into realism, if not cynicism, as he acquiesced to the ironic reality of post-Vietnam national security politics in Washington.