Afghanistan, Iraq, and the End of the Global War on Terror

The misguided U.S.-led invasion of Iraq set events in motion leading to the current crisis in Afghanistan. | Source: The Guardian (The toppling of Saddam’s statue: how the US military made a myth | Saddam Hussein | The Guardian)

The news streaming from Afghanistan as the Taliban storm back into power is as breathtaking as it is tragic. While I never personally served in Afghanistan, I can’t help but to feel a sense of national loss and disappointment. As a Soldier and a student of American foreign policy, I suspect I’ve paid closer attention to the war in Afghanistan than most Americans. Having served in uniform…