PYEONGTAEK, SOUTH KOREA – Last week, President Joe Biden announced that the United States would lead the withdrawal of foreign forces still in Afghanistan. This will effectively end two decades of presence in the country after the relatively swift deployment of U.S. and NATO troops following the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. It’s become colloquially known as America’s “Forever War.”
Understandably, the conclusion of this military operation is garnering much attention all over the world. Some argue the United States is abandoning Afghanistan to the Taliban. Others say that this decision is two decades too late. Still others debate whether the war in Afghanistan was worth the blood and financial resources spent on it.