How long have we been fighting in Afghanistan?
By the time the U.S. and NATO combat mission formally ended in December 2014, the 13-year Afghanistan War had become the longest war ever fought by the United States.
What is the United Nations doing in Afghanistan?
The United Nations intends to remain in Afghanistan to continue providing its impartial assistance; supporting efforts to restore peace and stability, promoting the rights and dignity of all Afghans and providing humanitarian help to millions most in need.
What would happen if the US left Afghanistan?
If we left, the NATO troops would likely follow. What we’re doing is we’re an enabling force for other countries to also be there to ensure that the Afghan state remains intact and the Afghan forces can continue to fight. That is a good reason to keep a small number of troops in the country.
Does withdrawing US troops from Afghanistan lead to Civil War?
You say that withdrawing US troops will lead to civil war in Afghanistan, but one already exists, and there will be one regardless of how many Americans fight in Afghanistan. There’s no question it will get worse without US forces in the country, but there’s little America can do now with 2,500 troops there anyway.
Why do we still have troops in Afghanistan?
What we’re doing is we’re an enabling force for other countries to also be there to ensure that the Afghan state remains intact and the Afghan forces can continue to fight. That is a good reason to keep a small number of troops in the country. Let’s not forget that the US provides moral support, too.
Can We stave off war in Afghanistan forever?
Simply put, we can’t stave off a broader civil war forever. But if the US left, that war would be much worse, and you’d probably see the Afghan government collapse pretty quickly. Even though we do have war now, it’s not an all-out civil war with no state: We have a state, we have an Afghan security force.