US Afghanistan
Afghan Quagmire

17 Ruinous and Fruitless Years After 9/11, US Looks to Face-Saving Peace Talks with Taliban Before Exiting Afghanistan

In Afghanistan, locals will soon mark 17 years of destruction and death across their country, where invading Western forces have accomplished little save for the utter shredding of a country’s social fabric, the erection of a tottering, unstable government, and a swollen price tag for a war that now costs $45 billion per year and is the longest war in U.S. history.