Afghanistan: The Graveyard of Empires

Charles Beuck
Aug 20 · 4 min read
Photo by Mohammad Rahmani on Unsplash

The United States is withdrawing from Afghanistan. The Graveyard of Empires has broken another invader. The Taliban have been patiently rebuilding their strength since being ousted from the country, and after twenty years they took back control of Kabul early this week. Yet the United States is only the latest in a line of foreign invaders ultimately unable to impose their will on the country.