‘In a July 2009 essay about the war in Afghanistan, I asked: “Is It Worth It?”1My answer then was yes, but only barely. Because the case for war was a close call on the merits, I anticipated that it would be controversial and hard to sustain politically, with the possibility of a left-right antiwar coalition forming against a pro-war center. It is now two years later. Has anything important changed since then?’
I remain pessimistic and unconvinced that any real developments have changed strategic realities. Our troops carry on.
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