The Afghanistan War Was A Success — If You Understand the Objective

Michael Francis
5 min readAug 18, 2021

With the Taliban racing through Afghanistan with breakneck speed, toppling the government in just days (not months as most intel suspected), Americans are coming to grips with the stunning failure that was the Afghanistan War.

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