Is Afghanistan a Failed Mission?
Enemies of the United States are likely to be energized by what they perceive, not wrongly,
as a strategic defeat of the USA. We did it to ourselves. Hubris was our failing, as it often is of great powers, the mindset exhibited by Secretary of State Madeleine Albright when she declared: "If we have to use force, it is because we are America. We are the indispensable nation. We stand tall. We see further into the future."