Patrick Cockburn's new book looks at the legacy of recent wars, as well as at how convoluted ongoing conflicts in the Middle East truly are.
Having spent an estimated $1 trillion and having sacrificed the lives of 2,150 soldiers, the US finds itself increasingly consigned to observer status in Afghanistan.
Hannah K. Gold writes on social justice and literature for publication, and composes bad poetry and erotica for herself. She is based in Brooklyn. Follow her @togglecoat.