America may be ending the 20-year “endless war,” but the way it is leaving Afghanistan will certainly mean the start of another phase of fighting in this war-torn country.
As the Taliban make rapid gains, the US-trained Afghan forces are suffering, in disarray, often conceding ground without a fight as many head home to provinces already captured by the Taliban. The enormous cost of war is more than $2 trillion, along with tens of thousands of lives. Sadly, Afghans have paid the highest price with more than 60,000 members of the Afghan security services killed. Now some of them are even surrendering.
Today there is little chance of creating a meaningful peace settlement with the return of the Taliban in power, along with other terrorist groups that are working behind the scenes like ISIS and al Qaeda.
Many of these topics will be examined in this project as Afghans remain anxious and extremely fearful of their future.