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When do we say enough is enough

As of July 27, 2018, there have been 2,372 U.S. military deaths and 4 Department of Defense civilian deaths in the war in Afghanistan 1,856 of these deaths have been the result of hostile action. 20,320 American service members have also been wounded in action during the war. In addition, there were 1,720 U.S. civilian contractor fatalities.

Today Taliban fighters continue to seize territory in Afghanistan as the militant group mounts new offensives in the northern part of the war-torn country. Victories have come as the US prepares to withdraw its troops by Sept. 11. The Taliban’s strategy is to make inroads and have a strong presence in the northern region of the country that long resisted the insurgent group. They are going to reclaim Afghanistan's provincial capitals once U.S. Military forces are withdrawn.

All those families who lost sons and daughters. All the heartache and suffering and for what? So the Taliban and Al-Qaida could come right back in. Business as usual. What a waste of precious life.

I live in a small town in the mountains 70 miles north of Los Angeles called. It was also the home of Staff Sergeant Brian Cody Prosser, 3rd Battalion 5th Special Forces Group. Cody, as he was known here in town was among the first casualties in Afghanistan. He died alongside two other soldiers and five anti-Taliban Afghan fighters when a U.S. bomb missed its target.

What do we tell Cody’s family?

When do we stop becoming the world’s police department?

When do we say enough is enough.

Written By Walt Ryba June 24, 2021

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