It’s Time to End America’s War in Afghanistan

A child born on this date in 2001—just before the terrorist attacks of 9/11—is old enough to be fighting today in the war in Afghanistan.

This week—almost 17 years after the war began—the Taliban attacked Ghazni, killing more than 100 Afghan army soldiers. The Taliban also overran a base, where they killed another 17 soldiers.

It’s not hard to imagine that some of the fighters on both sides of this week’s battles—those fighting for the Afghan army and the Taliban—were not yet born on 9/11.

The above excerpt was originally published in The Guardian.