The Pentagon has spent billions of dollars since 2001, when US troops entered Afghanistan for what is known as the "war on terror" following the September 11 attacks. The end of US military presence in the country may already be seen if the ongoing negotiations in Doha between the United States and Taliban representatives are successful.
President Donald Trump promised in his election campaign that the United States would cease to act as a global police officer, but made a spectacular turn and stepped up US military involvement in Afghanistan, the Paris based Monde wrote today, and on this occasion announced the following statistics:
An Afghan woman immortalized on a celebrated National Geographic magazine cover as a green-eyed 12-year-old girl was arrested Oct. 26 for living in Pakistan on fraudulent identity papers.
The haunting image of Sharbat Gula, taken in a Pakistan refugee camp by photographer Steve McCurry in the 1980s, became the most famous cover image in the magazine's history.