The Real Infinity War—-Afghanistan After 17 Years

As millions of people flock to movie theaters to see an imaginary one, a real infinity war has been raging in Afghanistan for almost 17 years.

Launched in response to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the American war in Afghanistan has long since lost any semblance of focus or strategy. With $45 billion in ongoing annual costs and hundreds of thousands of casualties, the United States isn’t much closer to getting a handle on Afghanistan than when it started. As every analysis of the situation there can’t help but note, whichever imperial power down the centuries has tried to impose its will in what the British called the Great Game has had the same luck….