‘Waiting for All of It to End’: A Marine’s Battlefield View of U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan
In February 2010, in the Taliban sanctuary of Marja, we were fighting to let Afghanistan build a democracy. Or something like that.
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. ‘Waiting for All of It to End’: A Marine’s Battlefield View of U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan
Read this heartbreaking story about how war looks to those who fight it, by my colleague
. "We didn’t understand the Afghans. They mostly hated us for destroying their homes, accidentally killing them and showing up in helicopters..."
You might have thoughts about what should or shouldn't have been done in Afghanistan. Or about what should happen now. But you should definitely read this by
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"Even as we want it all to stop, we know on one level that it won’t. After any peace deal, now, later, in another decade, we’ll still be fighting the war in one place. Our heads." always read
, but especially — read this.