America’s war in Afghanistan is now in its 16th year, the longest foreign war in our history. The phrase “no end in sight” barely covers the situation. Prospects of victory -- if victory is defined as eliminating that country as a haven for Islamist terrorists while creating a representative government in Kabul -- are arguably more tenuous today than at any point since the U.S.
One would imagine if we were to send the red-coats back to recapture our north American colonies, we too would face a "protracted asymmetric 4th generation conflict" or whatever the current euphemism is for a protracted guerrilla war fought by the occupied against the occupiers. The Scottish leader, Robert the Bruce, did the same to the invading English of self-deluded Edward 1st and his equally self-deluded son Edward II.. Can't the USA ever learn from history?