USA’s Longest War…

America’s longest war is about to end after more than 18 years. The US are at talks with the Taliban and the Taliban have decided to ally with the US and the European NATO alliance. This may end up with the Taliban joining the US to fight against Islamic state militants whose influence is growing in mountainous part of northern Afghanistan but not everyone is convinced. Since the starting, the national security advisor to the Afghan president Hamdullah Mohib said that to have Taliban control the armed militants is like having the cats to guard the milk. Rep. Michael Waltz said that “I have my doubts about the Taliban’s sincerity but even if they are trustable what can a 300,000 man Afghan army do if a worldwide coalition couldn’t and still can’t do ?”. The conflict in Afghanistan has cost more than 2,300 American lives and has cost billions of tax payer dollars .

Since the starting, the national security advisor to the Afghan president Hamdullah Mohib said that to have Taliban control the armed militants is like having the cats to guard the milk. Rep. Michael Waltz said that “I have my doubts about the Taliban’s sincerity but even if they are trustable what can a 300,000 man Afghan army do if a worldwide coalition couldn’t and still can’t do ?”. The conflict in Afghanistan has cost more than 2,300 American lives and has cost billions of tax payer dollars .

The Taliban control nearly half the country but not the cities. About more than 14,000 NATO forces are still there in Afghanistan. Afghanistan still has more than 20 terrorist groups with more than 1000 fighters which will be difficult to control. So can it be possible for Taliban to control can the allies trust them.

~Written by Advaith Nair, Student of Std.VIII, Delhi Public School (North) Bangalore

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