Afghanistan Meant Nothing

Laura Jedeed
4 min readAug 15, 2021

A Veteran Reflects on 20 Wasted Years

Afghanistan. Photo by Laura Jedeed / CC BY

By the time you read this, the Taliban may already be in Kabul. If not now, then soon.

Nixon wanted — and got — his decent interval between the United States pullout of Vietnam and the inevitable North Vietnamese takeover. Afghanistan’s interval was never going to be decent, but I confess I expected an interval. We’re scrambling to leave in time, we’re…

Laura Jedeed

Writer, videographer, journalist with opinions. Come, let us walk into the apocalypse together. She/Hers. I’m on Twitter: @LauraJedeed