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maverick - 13 days ago

OPINIONISTA: The hubris of America’s ‘nation building’ in Afghanistan – an exercise in overblown imperial ambition

Despite all the geographical, cultural, social and military blind spots the US establishment had about Afghanistan, the hubris of their mission underestimated these challenges, rather than trying to understand them. The US saw Afghan traditions as an obstacle to be overcome when it turns out they were the lifeblood of the country’s political culture .


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