A timely history lesson


A gripping, sad and agitating account of America’s approach to South Asia in the decades preceding 9/11 and the rise of Taliban

In the torrent of expert opinions on President Donald Trump’s new South Asia policy in recent days, the history of America’s 16-year-old military engagement in Afghanistan — its longest war — begins with the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on New York and Washington D.C. In the dominant media account spun by the American establishment, an image of three women in mini skirts on a Kabul street captured in the early 1970s convinced the President that the Afghan society was once modern and can be once again.....................Read more

 

Source: The Hindu


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