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Is the war in Afghanistan worth the costs?

  1. perrya profile image85
    perryaposted 6 years ago

    Is the war in Afghanistan worth the costs?

  2. junkseller profile image86
    junksellerposted 6 years ago

    Not even close. In fact I would say the opposite. Even without the human suffering, we have failed at every objective we have tried to achieve. The government is not stable, the 'terrorists' are not destroyed, the people have not been won over, and the Afghan security forces are inept and/or have very divided loyalties.

  3. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 6 years ago

    No, we've lost 1900 soldiers since the war began and there is no way in he!! that it is worth those precious lives.  The entire concept of "winning hearts and minds" has not worked and will never work - they need to change their tactic before we head off to war again.

  4. ackman1465 profile image59
    ackman1465posted 6 years ago

    One might have thought that we could have learned a lesson from the Russians, who sent their troops to Afghanistan for the 10 years of the 1980s and accomplished - effectively - nothing....

    Some (many?) of the world's backwater locations just aren't worth a whit of time or money to be "invested" in them in the mistaken hopes that there is something to be gained by expending that time and/or money.... NOT TO MENTION people being put in harm's way!!!....

    I'd like to see US foreign policy be a bit more xenophobic, a lot less aggressive.... and - in any event - far cheaper!!!!