HOW HAS THE WAR IN
AFGHANISTAN EVOLVED?

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WILL THE WAR EVER END?

ENDING THE WAR IN AFGHANISTAN

International forces in Afghanistan are preparing to hand over responsibility for security to Afghan soldiers and police by the end of 2014. U.S. President Barack Obama has argued that battlefield successes since 2009 have enabled this transition and that with it, “this long war will come to a responsible end.” But the war will not end in 2014. The U.S. role may end, in whole or in part, but the war will continue -- and its ultimate outcome is very much in doubt.

"Ending the War in Afghanistan."Foreign Affairs. 12 Aug. 2013. Web. 26 Nov. 2013.

OPPOSING VIEW: THE AFGHAN WAR WILL NEVER END

Will the U.S. still be meddling in Afghanistan 30 years from now? If history is any guide, the answer is yes. And if history is any guide, three decades from now most Americans will have only the haziest idea why.

WAR WITHOUT END IN AFGHANISTAN?

"The document outlines what appears to be the start of a new, open-ended military commitment in Afghanistan in the name of training and continuing to fight al Qaeda," according to the report. "The war in Afghanistan doesn't seem to be ending, but renewed under new, scaled-down U.S.-Afghan terms."

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