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Afghanistan, 15 years on

ON OCTOBER 7th 2001, American forces attacked Afghanistan to rout the Taliban government and root out al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden, the mastermind of the September 11th terrorist attacks. The Taliban were swept from power—though it would take almost ten years before Bin Laden would be captured and killed in neighbouring Pakistan. Fifteen years after the invasion, Afghanistan’s prospects look dim.
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