At the 2016 Warsaw Summit, NATO has pledged four more years of war in Afghanistan. The US invaded Afghanistan in 2001, and has occupied the country for the last 15 years straight in what has become longest war in US history.
In Afghanistan, more territory is held by the Taliban today than since the 2001 invasion. Unfortunately, despite the loss of over a trillion dollars and the lives of nearly 2,500 US soldiers, President Obama said that “it is in our national security interest, especially after all the blood and treasure we’ve invested over the years, that we give our partners in Afghanistan the best chance to succeed.”
To summarize: we have already spent and sacrificed so much, we are unwilling to admit failures.
NATO has pledged $5 billion dollars per year to the Afgahn government, and the US will be paying $3.45 of the $5 billion, each year.
The Secretary General of NATO, Norwegian Jens Stoltenberg said, “Our message is clear: Afghanistan doesn’t stand alone. We’re committed for the long haul.”
By “we,” he means US.