PressTV-‘Afghanistan becoming graveyard of US troops’

The US military strategy in Afghanistan has failed to achieve any victories and has made the war-torn country the “graveyard” of US troops, as it had become for previous empires, says an American political analyst.

“We’re seeing the United States go down the path of other great powers or once great powers such as Great Britain,” said Rodney Martin, a former congressional staffer based in Los Angeles.

“Afghanistan was the graveyard of Great Britain; it was the graveyard of the Soviet Union and now it is beginning to be the graveyard of the United States,” Martin told Press TV on Wednesday.

“The United States did not learn from Great Britain or the Soviet Union,” he added.

Afghanistan has long been called the “graveyard of empires” — for so long that it is unclear who coined that term. In the past two centuries, both Soviet and British invaders have been forced to make bloody retreats from Afghanistan, deprived of…

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