U.S. soldiers have been fighting in Afghanistan for 17 years. If our political press had its way, they'd remain there indefinitely.
The United States has occupied the country for 17 years running, and the president is believed to consider the war a lost cause.
Donald Trump calls the barbed wire along the southern border "beautiful." He's never seen an Afghan village surrounded by the stuff.
These days everything our military touches turns to dust. It's possible this war is already over, only Washington won't concede it.
It is time to acknowledge this is more than political. We can lose on the battlefield, and it's happening right now.
Since at least 2001, the Saudis and Israelis have successfully reframed American policy in the Greater Middle East, and the results have been disastrous.
Americans are still dying for a hopeless cause, while the general population pretends as though the war simply isn't happening.