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In Afghanistan, American Troops Patrol the Same Routes Their Fathers Did

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By Alan MacLeod

Global Research, October 17, 2020MintPress News 12 October 2020

Thousands of US soldiers continue to pace and patrol exactly the same routes as their predecessors did in 2001, fighting a seemingly endless conflict that both the American and Afghan public have long since soured on.

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Nineteen years ago last week the United States invaded Afghanistan, a country halfway around the world that few in America had heard of and even fewer knew anything about. Today, thousands of U.S. soldiers and many more private military contractors continue to pace and patrol exactly the same routes as their predecessors did in 2001, fighting a seemingly endless and pointless conflict that both the American and Afghan public have long since soured on.

One example of this isMaster Sgt. Trevor deBoer, deployed to the country three times with the 20th Special Forces Group.

“When we started this…

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