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It's time to let go of America's 18-year Afghan war – NBC2 News

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What emerged from Afghanistan in 2001 was an idea, not an operation. The personnel, training, and detailed planning originated or transpired from outside Afghanistan. Bin Laden is dead, al Qaeda is a shadow of its former self in Afghanistan, and the Islamic State is mostly located in Iraq and Syria. From FY 2001 to FY 2019, according to a study from the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University, the US has spent close to over $900 billion on homeland security—apart from military, intelligence, law enforcement and foreign aid—and it is better defended than it has ever been.

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