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The debacle of the Biden bug-out from Afghanistan has had a profound impact on Americans. There are contortionists across the political spectrum whose fingers must be double-jointed as they point to blame, or to offer praise for the end of the so-called “Forever War”.
Let me start with the phrase “Forever War.” Historically, that is not true of our involvement in Afghanistan. The Apache Wars in the American West lasted for 37 years. Although major hostilities ended in 1886, minor skirmishes continued until 1924.