Into The Afghan Abyss (Again)
How a failed drug war will defeat Trump’s Afghan adventure.
Cross-posted with TomDispatch.comAfter nine months of confusion, chaos, and cascading tweets, Donald Trump’s White House has finally made one thing crystal clear: the U.S. is staying in Afghanistan to fight and ― so they insist ― win. “The killers need to know they have nowhere to hide, that no place is beyond the reach of American might,” said the president in August, trumpeting his virtual declaration of war on the Taliban. Overturning Barack Obama’s planned (and stalled) drawdown in Afghan...
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