Honestly, the country needs a good "shaking", but we shot that wad in the 1940s.
They were old hands at outlasting long before the Russians came around. Ask the Brits about the withdrawal of forces at the end of the first Anglo-Afghan War. Get our troops out and don’t count on any treaty or agreement to safeguard our troops.
Wow,America loses another “war” with a whimper. 9/11 is pretty much forgotten. I guess the beginning of the end was when this country decided to invade Iraq.
> No military presence there will mean unfettered terrorist and drug activities.
As long as it’s over there, there is no reason at all for Americans to care, never mind send their sons to die over it.
Let’s face it; the only thing that can cure Afghanistan of continuing down the same path is to evacuate every sane person out of the country, leave the Taliban in place, and then carpet bomb the entire country from one end to the other, eliminating every enemy. Turn it into a parking lot then start over.