The war in Afghanistan, better know as Operation Enduring Freedom, has hit quite a sad milestone this week. On Wednesday, the 2,000th American soldier lost their life in conflict.
The mission began in 2011 as a renewed push to root out terrorism in the region before the troop pullbacks arrive near the end of 2014.
Still, it’s a hard pill to swallow when we are faced with more deaths in Afghanistan nearly 11 years after the September 11 attacks. The ongoing conflict that we started in the Middle East is part of the longest set of wars, if you include Iraq, the U.S. has ever faced.
I posted this news not to celebrate the carnage of war. Honestly, though, I think our nation needs constant reminders of the price of war, those who sacrifice, and those whom we lose. Not only have people, but our lawmakers, have become numb to the ongoing nature of war.
Not sure about you, but milestones like the one this week are ones I dread … because you know more await us.
ANSWER IN THE COMMENTS SECTION BELOW:
What do you think about the conflicts we are/have engaged in throughout the Middle East?