40 Years of War in Afghanistan: The Deserting Afghan Troops — The Collapse of the Afghan Government — The Return of the Taliban & The US Media Freakout

Marie Yolette Winfield
27 min readAug 22, 2021

The Press versus Futile, Interminable, and Unwinnable Wars

A Taliban fighter in Afghanistan, following the retake of of the country by Taliban troops.

Photograph from EPA-EFE / Shutterstock

AP — The former Soviet Union marched into Afghanistan on Christmas Eve, 1979, claiming…

Marie Yolette Winfield

Teacher/ Writer/Mom/Meta-physician/ Caretaker- Stander-upper! Travelled the world in my imagination & by planes, trains & automobiles. Next: Brain Surgery!