Afghanistan: The Limits of American Military Might

For 18 years, the U.S. military has thrown resources into an unwinnable war in Afghanistan. But a possible deal with the Taliban could lead to a drawdown of 13,000 U.S. troops currently deployed there. As Quincy Institute Research Fellow — and Afghanistan war veteran — Adam Wunische explains, the prospects of a deal reflect an opportunity the U.S. should not miss. Our military-first approach has done more harm than good – at great cost to the U.S. and Afghans themselves.