Editor's Notebook: Afghan War Now Country's Longest

The Afghan war was enormously popular when it began on a fall Sunday eight and a half years ago. Less than a month had passed since the September 11 attacks, and President Bush could draw on deep wells of support when he ordered air strikes against Kabul, Jalalabad and the Taliban stronghold at Kandahar. "We are supported," Bush said that day, with only slight exaggeration, "by the collective will of the world." By mid-November American forces had driven the Taliban from the capital; at...Full Story
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