Codevilla on Afghanistan

Unsurprisingly, Anthony Codevilla has a very long history in the US involvement in Afghanistan.  In this essay he walks through its beginning in 1979 and through the Russian War and bin Laden’s appearance as an amateur warrior and the aftermath of 9-11 and the tragicomedies of Iraq and Afghanistan occupations.  He identifies the mindset that shapes the terms of these occupations and the utterly useless outcomes they produce.