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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Monday, August 2, 2021

‘We lost’: Some U.S. veterans say blood spilled in Afghanistan was wasted | Reuters

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Jason Lilley was a Marine Raider in the Special Operations Forces who served in various conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. He claims that we have lost the war a hundred times.  According to him, the entire goal was to eliminate the Taliban, which we failed to do. He also added that soldiers had been dispatched with the expectation of defeating the enemy, stimulating the economy, and improving Afghanistan as a whole, which they had failed to do so. Lilley isn’t the only one who is contemplating the United States’ pullout after nearly two decades of war. Many people in the United States are. Lilley’s and other veterans’ viewpoints can assist the country in understanding the price of going to war and the learnings from Afghanistan.

Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-afghanistan-veterans-idUSKBN2EQ0YH?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=EBB%2007.20.21&utm_term=Editorial%20-%20Early%20Bird%20Brief

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