USA & Afghanistan
We were really there beyond Osama Bin Laden for:
1. To be able to military threaten China's Belt and Road initiative
2. To be able to secure Pakistan's nuclear arsenal if something were to happen there
3. To be able to let the CIA leverage the Uighurs to foster dissent and terrorism within China
I didn't come up with the above points. They come from retired US officers giving speeches three years ago.
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