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America’s Wars

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Jul 22, 2021
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America’s military has left Afghanistan after a 20-year war, and we’re not leaving in victory. The Taliban is rapidly retaking territory American troops fought for decades to secure. So what was the point of the last 20 years? Retired Army Colonel and current Boston University professor of international relations Andrew Bacevich America's wars on terror were misguided from the start. If we’d learned from Vietnam—where Baceivh fought—we wouldn’t have tried invading Afghanistan or Iraq—where Bacevich’s son died. Bacevich’s new book is “After the Apocalypse.” (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder, File) Show More...