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Video: Additional US troops to prolong war in Afghanistan: Analyst

An analyst believes that the deployment of additional US troops to Afghanistan will only prolong insecurity in the war-torn country.

“First off, when you take a look at history, you realize that Afghanistan has been the cemetery for empires and US empire is following that pattern in Afghanistan… We should withdraw, but that is not what we are doing, and so we are going to be trapped at least for the next four years and that means that this war will go on for 20 years and it will obviously see the decline of American empire,” Mike Gravel, a former US senator, told Press TV in an interview on Friday.

The United States — under Republican George W. Bush’s presidency — and its allies invaded Afghanistan on October 7, 2001 as part of Washington’s so-called war on terror. The offensive removed the Taliban from power, but after more than one-and-a-half decades, the foreign troops are still deployed to the country.

source: press tv

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