The Forever War’s Bloody Balance Sheet

Why do we continue to fight in Afghanistan? “We continue to fight simply because we are there,” said retired Gen. Karl Eikenberry who preceded Gen. Nicholson.

“Absent political guidance and a diplomatic strategy,” Eikenberry told The New York Times, “military commanders have filled the vacuum by waging a war all agree cannot be won militarily.” This longest war in U.S. history has become another no-win war.