Sunday 4 December 2016

Afghan war a costly policy blunder by US

Published 24/06/2011 | 05:00

The announcement by US President Barack Obama that US forces will be pulling out of Afghanistan is another example of a foreign policy that has gone very wrong for the US government.

  • Go To

Thousands of ordinary civilians have been killed in this conflict and yet no clear signs of improvement can be seen or, more importantly, felt by Afghan citizens.

Their social and political structure is no better than it was before -- and the Taliban are still there. Billions upon billions of dollars have been spent on this failed project.

Please sign in or register with Independent.ie for free access to Opinions.

Sign In

Read More

Don't Miss

Editor's Choice