The Case for Leaving Afghanistan

WIB front March 10, 2017 0

Finish up the chat. It’s time to go home. U.S. Army photo Podcast — we’re accidentally funding the Taliban and it’s time to go by MATTHEW...
Finish up the chat. It’s time to go home. U.S. Army photo

Podcast — we’re accidentally funding the Taliban and it’s time to go

by MATTHEW GAULT

After thousands of American lives, literally billions of dollars and more than 15 years, the U.S. can’t seem to quit its longest war in Afghanistan. With no end in sight, no word on strategy from the White House and the NATO-backed leader calling for more troops to defend against the Taliban, it might be time to cut and run.

Few know this as well as journalist and author Douglas Wissing. He’s spent a lot of time in Afghanistan, written two books on the subject and embedded with U.S. troops. This week on War College, he walks us through why he thinks America should leave the Graveyard of Empires for good.