Video: As planned, the American military occupation of Afghanistan is coming to an end.
The pull-out has been criticised as a major defeat.
But was the 20-year war a complete failure?
For years, America’s military presence gave it an advantage over rivals in the region.
It also allowed civil and military contractors to make millions of dollars.
And the Long War opened a window for mineral exploration, estimated to be worth billions.
So if the war was so lucrative, could we see another one?
Presenter: Sami Zeidan
June Teufel Dreyer, professor at the University of Miami and a specialist on Asia economy and security.
Hashmat Moslih, independent Afghan analyst. Hashmat has covered Afghanistan extensively and was one of the first journalists to have interviewed the Taliban after 9/11.
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Source: Al Jazeera
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