The Second Conquest of Afghanistan

What used to be known as the Global War on Terrorism seems to be lurching from one defeat after another. In the Middle East, ISIS has taken control of cities from Palmyra to Mosul. Libya and Yemen and Syria and large swathes of Iraq have no effective governance, leaving their territory to be fought over between competing terrorist groups. Iran is getting stronger and doing more to sponsor terrorist groups from Lebanese Hezbollah to Asaib Ahl al-Haq in Iraq. And now, as if we didn’t have enough bad news already, comes word that Kunduz — a major city in northern Afghanistan — has fallen to the Taliban.

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The Second Conquest of Afghanistan

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