Mark Harrison

Afghanistan: Ten Years in a Dead End Street

Writing about web page http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-15209793

Marking ten years since the coalition invasion of Afghanistan, former U.S. commander Stanley has said that the U.S. and its NATO allies are only a little better than half way towards reaching their war goals. He added:

Most of us — me included — had a very superficial understanding of the situation and history [of Afghanistan], and we had a frighteningly simplistic view of recent history, the last 50 years.

Respectfully, I disagree. The problem was not a lack of understanding specifically of Afghanistan’s history, or of recent history. The problem was a lack of history in general. They did not understand how our modern world has been created.

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