The War in Afghanistan began on October 7, 2001, shortly after 911, the terror attacks of September 11, 2001. The rational for the war was the refusal of the Taliban to extradite Osama bin Laden, mastermind of the 911 attacks. OBL was killed by American forces on May 2, 2011, in Pakistan.
The War in Afghanistan, the longest war in American history, continues to this day. As of August 22, 2017, America’s goal in Afghanistan is to continue “killing terrorists.”
Over 4,000 International Security Assistance Forces, including contractors, have been killed. Enemy causalities include 15,000 soldiers and 31,000 civilians. Another source puts indirect Afghan civilian deaths at 360,000. The killing and dying in Afghanistan will continue indefinitely.
Can any reader say why? Please use the “comments” section below if you know why.