As U.S. Leaves Afghanistan, History Suggests It May Struggle to Stay Out

As U.S. Leaves Afghanistan, History Suggests It May Struggle to Stay Out

Ben Hubbard, The New York Times – 10 August 2021

Looking at the current collapse of state order within Afghanistan and the events after the withdrawal from Iraq in 2011, this article on The New York Times discusses why the U.S. may struggle to keep troops out of Afghanistan. The article states “The challenge of achieving American interests in complex and distant societies like Afghanistan and Iraq has bedeviled policymakers from both parties since President George W. Bush declared the “war on terror” nearly two decades ago”.

Read the full article here.

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