By The New York Times | Sources: Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction (U.S. government data); FDD’s The Long War Journal (analysts’ data) Notes: U.S. government data is as of May 15, 2018, and analysts’ data is as of May 16, 2018. District boundaries are as of 2014.

Vietnam Redux: The War in Afghanistan


It’s been seventeen years since George W. Bush ordered the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan. 2,200 Americans have died in an effort to oust Muslim extremists from the “Graveyard of Empires.”1 The war isn’t going well for the U.S. So the United States is lying about it. The sense of deja vu is overwhelming and deeply concerning.…