Secretary of Defense James Mattis on Monday called for the international community to help end the war in Afghanistan and aid regional leaders in their efforts to bridge longstanding disagreements, saying that conflicts in Afghanistan have now gone on for “40 years.”
“In Afghanistan, it’s gone on now it’s approaching 40 years; 40 years is enough, and it’s time for everyone to get on board, support the United Nations, support [Indian] Prime Minister Modi, support [Afghan] President Ghani and all those who are trying to maintain peace and make for a better world here. So, we are on that track,” Mattis told reporters ahead of a meeting with his Indian counterpart, Nirmala Sitharaman.
ramage wrote: Pretty simple. Pack up and leave. Did it in Vietnam. 40 yrs later American tourism is booming in Vietnam.
ramage wrote: Afganistan is not the Middle East, nor is oil exported from that country. Rather, "
More than US$ 3 trillion in rare earths and precious metals under Taliban feet." Asianews.it 2/18/2011. Vietnam has as more ethnic groups as Afganistan, i.e. tribes. Money: GDP Vietnam $205 Billion, Afganistan 19+ billion.
My statement was written to be succinct, but I am happy to correct your misrepresentations with further explanation.
We do agree that the US should not have gone into Afganistan and that is what is of importance.
ramage wrote: Vietnam has as more ethnic groups as Afganistan, i.e. tribes.
ramage wrote: Money: GDP Vietnam $205 Billion, Afganistan 19+ billion.