13-Year-Long Afghanistan War Ends; No One Notices
[su_right_ad]The war in Afghanistan ended today. You’d think that would get lots of attention.
The United States and NATO formally ended their war in Afghanistan on Sunday with a ceremony at their military headquarters in Kabul after 13 years as the insurgency they fought for more than a decade remains ferocious and deadly.
The low-key ceremony was arranged secretly due to the threat of Taliban strikes on the Afghan capital, the target of repeated suicide bombings in recent years.
[su_thin_right_skyscraper_ad]See? The war was so successful that they had to hide the announcement of its ending for fear of hostilities.
Gen. John Campbell, commander of ISAF, rolled up and sheathed the green and white ISAF flag and unfurled the flag of the new international mission, called Resolute Support.
‘Resolute Support will serve as the bedrock of an enduring partnership’ between NATO and Afghanistan, Campbell told an audience of Afghan and international military officers and officials, as well as diplomats and journalists.
He paid tribute to the international and Afghan troops who have died fighting the insurgency, saying: ‘The road before us remains challenging but we will triumph.’
From Jan. 1, the new mission will provide training and support for Afghanistan’s military, with the U.S. accounting for almost 11,000 members of the residual force.
Oh, so the war is ending but we’re not really out of there.