Despite its exit, the US will continue to wage war on Afghanistan

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      ZimInSeattle
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      Ever the bad loser, Washington will be tempted to crush the Taliban with sanctions and covert operations, unleashing more chaos
      Taliban fighters walk amid the debris of the destroyed Central Intelligence Agency base in Deh Sabz, northeast of Kabul, on 6 September 2021, after the US pulled its troops out of the country (AFP)sharethis sharing button

      The United States has always been a bad loser. Whether it has viewed itself as an imperial power, a military superpower or, in today’s preferred terminology, the “world’s policeman”, the assumption is that everyone else must submit to its will.

      All of which is the context for judging the outcry in western capitals over the US army’s hurried exit last month from Kabul, its final hold-out in Afghanistan.

      There are lots of voices on both sides of the Atlantic lamenting that messy evacuation. And it is hard not to hear in them – even after a catastrophic and entirely futile two-decade military occupation of Afghanistan – a longing for some kind of re-engagement.

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      the SS and Nazi Germany during WWII.

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