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September 2018

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    The Risks of Permanent War

    Ali Wyne

    Sep 28, 2018

    Just Security

    Why is America in Afghanistan? What interests justify its sacrifices? How will the war end? If the United States finds it hard to answer such questions after nearly two decades, the coming years are unlikely to provide clarity. If a campaign has no end, it can have no objective. If it has no objective, it cannot be won.

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