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Afghanistan Is President Trump’s War Now: Fighting Without Purpose Or End

The president presented escalation as a means to redeem the lives of those who have already died. Economists call this the fallacy of sunk costs. Those who have died cannot be resurrected. The best way to honor the dead is to send no more to die needlessly.

On Afghanistan, Trump seeks answer to question: Why are we still there?

Byron York, Washington Examiner

If Trump does send more troops, the toughest questions to answer will still be his own. After all these years, why are we still in Afghanistan? And is there some reason to believe doing more of the same will finally work?