Afghanistan Is Not a “Forever War”

The democratic country has become a linchpin of regional stability and a natural partner in U.S. peace efforts.

Herat, Afghanistan. Photo by Ali Mosavi on Unsplash.

The nation of Afghanistan is not, as it has been described, a graveyard of invading empires.

It is true that Afghanistan’s mountainous fortifications and strong defenses have extracted a steep toll on uninvited foreign armies over the centuries. World powers have…



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