We know Afghanistan is a bad situation, or at least that’s what we’re led to believe. It’s not a situation that decayed over night, which may surprise some who only watch the evening news.
Still, it’s hard to have an sort of understanding about the country and the war. Luckily, my good friend Zack served a tour of duty there, came home alive, and was able to shed some light on the complex nature of Afghanistan.
However, if you don’t have a friend like Zack, then let me suggest you read this extensive analysis by Spencer Ackerman. It’s really long, but at the end of it you’ll be much better informed about the whole situation regarding the strategies, the decision makers, and what the possible outcomes could be.