Has the United States gained anything from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq?
Here we sit nearly ten years after the September 11th attacks still involved in these wars. Yes Saddam Hussein is dead and, while the Taliban seems to be getting a fresh foothold, they aren’t openly running Afghanistan at the moment.
Over 1,500 US soldiers have died in Afghanistan* and over 4,400* have died in Iraq. That is not even including wounded soldiers and other coalition forces. So what, in your opinion, have we gained as a nation from our involvement?
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