Afghanistan withdrawal Archives - We Are The Mighty

An Afghanistan veteran reflects: We should have listened

“No foreign invader has ever won a war in Afghanistan.”  It’s one of the first things the instructor told the next rotation of Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRT) as we began our training for our deployment to Afghanistan. While I don’t believe his point was, “It’s a fool’s errand to try and change that statistic,” over … Continued

‘We lost everything’: As Kabul falls and more US troops rush to aid the evacuation, time runs out for Afghan interpreters

More articles from Military.com: The 9 worst fictional armies ever seen on screen COVID-stricken Oregon deploys National Guard to hospitals Army Lieutenant General gets fourth star and becomes second female combatant commander in history As the Taliban entered Kabul and the Afghan government dissolved on Sunday, one of the thousands of Afghans who served the … Continued

As Afghanistan falls, we remind you: Stand proud of your service

Watching the fall of Afghanistan back home in the United States is fraught with emotions. Many of my fellow veterans will say they’re not surprised at current events. It appears eerily similar to our Vietnam Veterans watching as helicopters evacuated people from Saigon in 1975. As we watch the Taliban take Kabul, we need to … Continued

Former SEAL & CIA officer on how US operations in Afghanistan will continue

On July 2nd, 2021, the Pentagon’s top spokesman announced that command of U.S. military operations in Afghanistan would be transferred to the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) from NATO’s Resolute Support Mission, which previously commanded U.S. forces in the country, and which was most recently led by former U.S. Army former Delta Force officer, General Scott Miller. CENTCOM commander … Continued

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