The announcement by President Obama that US forces will be pulling out of Afghanistan is another example of a foreign policy that has gone very wrong for the American Government. Thousands of ordinary civilians have been killed in this conflict and yet no clear signs of improvement can be seen or, more importantly, felt by Afghan citizens.
Their social and political structure is no better than it was before - and the Taliban are still there.
Billions of dollars have been spent on this failed project.
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