US Remains Mired in Afghanistan 19 Years Later
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FEATURING PAUL FITZGERALD AND ELIZABETH GOULD – Wednesday October 7th marks the 19th anniversary of the war in Afghanistan – the longest official war the U.S. has even been in in the modern era. The war is so long that some soldiers who served when the war first began are now seeing their own sons and daughters deploying to the same war.
While peace talks are underway between the Taliban and the US-backed Afghan government, violence still continues to plague the nation with relentless bombs and attacks by domestic groups and outside countries like the U.S.
But the U.S.’s intervention in Afghanistan goes back much further than 2001. It can be traced back to 1979, a year before the Soviet Union invaded. And that history is in danger now of being rewritten.
Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould, long-time journalists and documentarians covering Afghanistan and authors of Invisible History: Afghanistan’s Untold Story and Crossing Zero The AfPak War at the Turning Point of American Empire.