After 17 years of fighting, the U.S. armed forces have exhausted their military assets in Afghanistan (since 2001) against the Taliban and also against Daesh which had little impact on the conflict leading Trump to consider a shift to development.
White House to Seek Direct Talks with the Taliban The US President Donald Trump's administration has told its top diplomats to seek direct talks with the Taliban, a significant shift in US policy in Afghanistan,
Who: Progressive Democrats of America (PDA). What: Denounce Donald Trump's announced plans to escalate the war in Afghanistan. Why: To oppose continued loss of life and squandering taxpayers' money. When: Until Trump keeps his promise to end the war.
Savas Beatie recently announced the release of Foxtrot in Kandahar: A Memoir of a CIA Officer in Afghanistan at the Inception of America's Longest War by Duane Evans, which gives an insider's look at the CIA's daring campaign against al-Qaeda after 9/11,.