August 11th, 2017 (article from me to the Capital Times in Madison, Wisconsin)
“Dear Editor: I was amazed to read that President Trump believes that he can somehow win the war in Afghanistan by firing the current commander there, Gen. John Nicholson. Apparently, Trump complained in a meeting that we are “losing” in Afghanistan, and therefore it must be the fault of Nicholson. After 16 years and a trillion dollars, we’re losing? No kidding. Nobody has ever won in Afghanistan. Ask the British or the Russians. It’s not called the “graveyard of empires” for nothing.