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by Eric Bradach

U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan is not going away any time soon, as President Donald Trump ordered an increase in troops during his Aug. 21 speech at the Fort Myer military base in Arlington, Virginia.

America invaded Afghanistan Oct. 7, 2001, after the 9/11 terrorist attacks by the Taliban and al-Qaida. The war has cost the lives of 2,371 U.S. troops, 31,419 Afghan civilians and 111,442 people overall as of July 2016; meanwhile, it’s resulted in a $2 trillion price tag, according to the Cost of Wars Project at Brown University.

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