Success is in the eye of the beholder.
447 British service men and women needlessly killed.
2,000 US service men and women needlessly killed.
Hundreds of other nationals killed.
Afghanistan’s poppy growing expanded.
Taliban ready to seize power again.
The current President and his acolytes ready to flit to live overseas to live off their immoral earnings in luxury.
Medieval tribalism still intact.
Warmongering politicians of all parties humiliated again.
The British defence forces should be about defending our island nation. In their current depleted state with their abhorrent lack of resistance to foolish postings such as Afghanistan and obedience to seriously weak minded politicians there will have to be a great deal of confidence building to ensure that they can be supported in doing that if ever needed.