There are a lot of rumors that Trump is considering ending America’s war in Afghanistan after 17 years.
This is considered extremely irresponsible by the conventional wisdom because if the U.S. doesn’t project power west of the Khyber Pass, what about Afghanistan’s strategic gravel deposits?
I ask you?
My recommendation for roughly the last 16 years has been to get the Taliban to change their name to something like the United Afghan Front and then leave. Sure, it’s a little embarrassing to exit with the Taliban still in business, but to be honest, we punished them appropriately for their negligence in hosting Osama way back in 2001 by driving them out of power. The question of which indigenous group of bad guys rules Afghanistan ought to be awfully small change for Washington. A name change ought to suffice.