A Messy End to America’s Longest War Conflict

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Attacks continue in Kabul as Western forces retreat from Afghanistan. The U.S. military plans to complete withdrawal from the region by tomorrow but the departure has caused upheaval as the Taliban has taken control back.

On Monday, at least five rockets were fired towards the airport, and Sunday a drone strike from U.S. forces hit a would-be suicide bomber thwarting an attack. Last Thursday a bomb outside the airport killed 13 troops and many Afghan civilians.

As tomorrow’s deadline is just hours away, the region is on high alert for more violence and upheaval and so is the rest of the world.

In related news, military veterans who served in Afghanistan over the last two decades are finding the upheaval especially upsetting. Veterans’ suicide hotlines report higher than normal call volume due to the events of recent weeks.

Also, it turns out that most of the military “strategists” you see on television criticizing the end of the war are paid big bucks by the war industry. Can you say conflict of interest?

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