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What Does Winning Mean in a Forever War?

Patrick J. Buchanan, Creators

If it is a contest between armed forces, America wins. We can impose our will on the country but cannot win their assent. They resist until we tire of trying to educate them. Historically, the Afghans are fundamentalist, tribal and impervious to foreign intervention. What will the Taliban do when we leave? They will not give up their dream of again ruling the Afghan people. And they will fight until they have achieved that goal and their idea of victory: dominance. And if 100,000 Americans fighting beside the Afghan army could not force them to surrender, then why should they settle for a half-loaf compromise now?