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After 104 months of combat, Afghanistan has now passed Vietnam as America’s longest war. Now some key American officials from over the years are weighing in on lessons learned and successes in this military campaign.
The war in Afghanistan has remained out of focus in the media because it has balanced its time with the war in Iraq, which is still an ongoing conflict. Both wars are likely to remain out of focus.
an active struggle between competing entities;
the control of a country by military forces of a foreign power
Originally posted by serbsta
reply to post by FrostForests
I think we should look at the casualties in Iraq... especially the civilian casualties to see whether this is a war or not. More than a million have died and yet this continues? Doesn't this occupation qualify for genocide? It is a systematic killing of the peoples of the nation of Iraq.
The empire must die.
Originally posted by supaflyrobby
Perhaps in terms of duration, but not even remotely close in terms of significance, bloodshed and lasting implications.
... (since you are inclined to using duration as a means to gauge significance)