Twenty-one-plus years in Afghanistan reinforces what President Trump said about the ‘military-industrial complex’- we could have won that war in Year One, been out and back home

Sadly, the military brass at the Pentagon- which includes the generals and perhaps many of the colonels- don’t want anyone to hear this. Seldom do generals and colonels fight in the field whereas lieutenant-colonels and lower ranks do. Thus, the Pentagon brass, the civilian military leaders, and the lobbyists all feed at the trough while America’s war fighters typically don’t. They bears the wounds and scars of war, and their families bear theirs with them whereas the big muckety-mucks fill their bank accounts with the wave of a finger in one direction or another.