10 Powerful Images from the US War in Afghanistan

Published August 27th, 2017 - 12:06 GMT
The War in Afghanistan has no end in sight, with President Trump ordering more US troops to the country in an effort  to "win" a war which many consider to be unwinnable. (AFP/File)
The War in Afghanistan has no end in sight, with President Trump ordering more US troops to the country in an effort to "win" a war which many consider to be unwinnable. (AFP/File)

President Trump recently revealed his new Afghanistan strategy, and it came as no shock to anyone that he has decided to increase troop numbers in the country.

Having previously tweeted about wanting to get the US out of Afghanistan, the flip-flop president will instead send thousands more soldiers into a war which, after 16 years, has still not been won. 

The war has been in the public's conscience for years now, with on-the-ground media coverage beaming from our television screens on a daily basis as we hear of yet another American, British or allied soldier being killed fighting a seemingly undefeatable enemy in a country far from home.

What is clear to everyone is that no matter what Trump does, no matter how many troops are sent, the US still has a long way to go if it wants to create any sense of stability and security in Afghanistan. 

Take a look back now at some of the most powerful images to come from Afghanistan since 2001.

A rare peek inside a can of whoop-ass. US Troops on a transport plane bound for Afghanistan. (AFP/File)

 

The Stop War demonstration which took place in London on 20 November 2010. (AFP/File)

 

US soldiers carry a wounded comrade after an explosion of an IED. (AFP/File)

 

A USAF A-10 painted with an aggressive shark face on the tarmac in Afghanistan. (AFP/File)

 

President Obama suprises US troops in a visit to Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan. (AFP/File) 

 


A quote from the Bible is written on the helmet of a U.S. Marine in Helmand Province, Afghanistan on March 12, 2011. (AFP/File)

Taliban fighters gather around Mullah Mohammad Rasool Akhund (not in picture), the new leader of a breakaway faction of the Taliban. (AFP/File)

 

An Afghani woman shows off her ink-stained finger, an indication that she has voted. (AFP/File)

 

Afghan Air Force pilot Niloofar Rahmani won awards for her bravery, but later applied for asylum in the US citing fears for her safety in Afghanistan. She has revieved numerous death threats, and said her country is getting worse. (AFP/File) 

 

Mad Dog Mattis arrives in Afghanistan. Trump's Secretary of Defense expressed his confidence in the new President's strategy for the unwinnable war. (AFP/File)


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