Video Duration 25 minutes 00 seconds
From: The Bottom Line

Why can’t the US end the war in Afghanistan?

Largely forgotten by Americans, this $50 billion per year campaign could literally become a ‘forever war’.

Despite his campaign promises to “bring the vast majority of our troops home from Afghanistan”, US President Joe Biden is finding that ending the 20-year-old Afghan war is easier said than done.

At one point before the elections former President Donald Trump was ready to leave without much regard for the consequences, in fulfilment of his campaign promise to end the “forever wars”.

Political scientist Stephen Walt tells host Steve Clemons that the biggest fear Biden faces is the possibility that the country could break down even further on his watch once all foreign forces are gone.