September 28, 2021

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Veteran’s letter reminds us of cost paid out for ignoring historical past

U.S. Sen. Richard Durbin

Nathan Maddox’s letter on Afghanistan (Aug. 22, 2021) was a relocating reminder of the price we shell out for ignoring history. His support to our country in Vietnam justifies our sincere gratitude.

There are classes acquired.

Very first, the brave men and females who served in the Afghan conflict demonstrated America’s most effective at the time once more. There are also brave Afghans still fighting to protect human legal rights on the ground right now. Next, it is significantly much easier to get in a war than it is to get out. The collapse of the 300,000-particular person Afghan protection drive in the encounter of a far lesser Taliban pressure proves that our financial investment of 2,448 American life more than 20,000 American casualties Much more than 100,000 Afghan provider users and civilian casualties at least a trillion dollars and 20 several years of hard work under presidents of both functions were being not adequate when there is very little will to modify in the hearts and minds of people who keep electric power.