Was Afghanistan the “Good War”?

“The next time some hack tries to argue that the War in Afghanistan was the “good war,” just remember Shakespeare’s old line about life being a “Tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” Much like his jog through the deserts of Iraq, former President Bush’s War in Afghanistan lost sight of the real enemy: jihadist terror networks in favor of an unpalatable regime (in this case, the Taliban).”

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Understanding Russia’s Role In Afghanistan

Here is my next article at American Greatness. In a follow-up piece to my article on America’s need to exit Afghanistan by using India, I address how Russia’s increased presence in Afghanistan could complicate that strategy and how to make Russia work with the Trump Administration in its goal of winning the War in Afghanistan and bringing the troops home.

From “Eroding Stalemate” to the “Winnable War”: Progress In the Wars In Afghanistan & Iraq

The ongoing Mosul Offensive is proceeding well, but the Islamic State is not going anywhere for a while. In Afghanistan, the Taliban are fighting to retake the vital Helmand Province with renewed vigor, as the U.S. continues to drawdown. The fact that the Islamic State can easily find refuge in Syria and that the Taliban seem poised to retake operational control over Afghanistan means that the U.S. is on the losing side of an eroding stalemate in the Global War on Terror. This essay addresses these concerns and articulates a general way forward.