"Fool's Errand": A guide to the new forgotten war

Source: The American Conservative
by Philip Giraldi

"Scott Horton’s new book, Fool’s Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan, is a masterful account of America’s prolonged Afghan engagement. It reminds us that what began in 2001 was only the most recent phase of a decades-long struggle that began in 1979 when the Russians invaded Afghanistan, and Washington responded by arming and funding the mujahideen guerrillas, who effectively pushed back against Soviet control of their country but later morphed into al-Qaeda. Like the CIA’s ill-fated replacement of Mohammad Mossadegh in Iran in 1953, the meddling in Afghanistan has borne bitter fruit, a prime example of what has been referred to as 'blowback.'" (09/07/17)

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/fools-errand-a-guide-to-the-new-forgotten-war/