A Historical View of Invading Afghanistan

I believe this is a different view of the Afghanistan war than we hear everyday in the news.  It comes from someone with a historical, regional view from India, a former very senior minister there.  This is something to think hard about given the considerable costs to the US of this undertaking and it is worth knowing the views of others, agree with them, or not.

..it now seems clear to anyone with eyes that the invasion of Afghanistan was built upon a great miscalculation: that Afghanistan can be successfully invaded.

Throughout history, such undertakings have always floundered. The country may, perhaps, be occupied for a time, but only temporarily; it cannot be conquered. The realization of this historical truth…is now troubling today’s invaders.

via The March of Folly in Afghanistan – Project Syndicate.

About Stephen E. McGaughey
International consultant in financing development programs and projects

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