At a Glance
Was the war in Afghanistan always unwinnable? Could an alternative military and political strategy have made this conflict unnecessary? This fascinating three-part series brings you an insider’s perspective on America’s longest foreign war. Former career U.S. Foreign Service Officer Todd Greentree, who served in five wars including Afghanistan, examines why the United States failed in its mission. And he’ll explore the implications of the Afghan war on potential conflicts our country will face in the future. In part two of this series, the events that followed the September 11th attacks in 2001 will be studied, including the U.S. launching of what has been referred to as the “ill-conceived” Global War on Terror. Discover the political and military errors that critics believe made the drawn-out war against the Taliban unwinnable.