. America’s longest war is ending. A nation is left wondering whether it was all worth it. « JO LEE MAGAZINE

CNN – America’s “forever war” in Afghanistan outlasted the first three commanders in chief of this century.

Twenty years after the 9/11 attacks — plotted by al-Qaeda from Afghan soil — plunged the United States into a fractured graveyard of empires, the US pull-out will be complete within days, multiple military sources told CNN. As many as 1,000 troops could remain to guard the American embassy in Kabul, and to protect the airport — a lifeline for the fragile government and its armed forces who are destined to carry on fight the perpetual war that raged before the US arrived and will continue after it leaves.

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