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The Afghan struggle could be remembered for its politics greater than its wrestle. there have been few, if any, significant battles. The longest battle in American heritage has left 1,800 U.S. troops lifeless, fewer than part the quantity killed in Iraq. The violence is usually limited to the farmlands, deserts, and mountains, enjoying out in small ambushes, hit-and-run assaults, and assassinations.

The usa got here to Afghanistan on an easy undertaking: to avenge the September eleven assaults and force the Taliban from energy. This took lower than months. the tale of the following decade is set how the consequent struggle for energy and funds - the ability and funds provided to at least one of the poorest countries on the earth in ever-greater quantities - left the quarter much more harmful than earlier than the 1st troops arrived.

At the centre of this tale is the Karzai kin. The president and his brothers all started the warfare as symbols of a brand new Afghanistan - average, knowledgeable, fluent with East and West - the antithesis of the brutish and backwards Taliban regime. Now, with the warfare in shambles, they're in open clash with one another and their Western allies. of their event you'll find a war's worthy of errors, squandered hopes, and wasted percentages. not anything encapsulates the essence of the war's trajectory - and the descent from optimism to melancholy, buddies to enemies - as smartly because the tale of the Karzai relatives itself.

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