FILE PHOTO: U.S. Army soldiers from the 2nd Platoon, B battery 2-8 field artillery, fire a howitzer artillery piece at Seprwan Ghar forward fire base in Panjwai district, Kandahar province southern Afghanistan, June 12, 2011. REUTERS/Baz Ratner/File Photo

A group of veterans of America is running a campaign aiming to press US lawmakers to get out of Afghanistan, the US-based military news outlet Task & Purpose reported on Friday.

Five US veterans who served in the military occupation of Afghanistan speaks against the longest war in American history, in the 30-second television ad, which is to be displayed to the public in Michigan state soon enough.  

Anderson said, “leaving our forces behind only puts them at further risk in a country where we don’t have strategic objectives to achieve.

We assassinated Osama Bin Laden, the leader of al-Qaeda, in a special mission in Pakistan back in 2011, and currently, the Trump administration supports peace talks with the Taliban in Doha Qatar. In return, the US forces should pull out from Afghanistan with or without a deal, is what the Taliban demand.

The ongoing was surpassed 18 years, the longest war of its kind in modern American history, albeit under a different name – Resolute Support, purportedly a NATO-led mission to train, advise and assist Afghan security forces.

According to reports, more than 2,400 American troops killed and tens of thousands wounded, ignoring the number of Afghan civilians, government forces and insurgent groups. Additionally, the US government has spent nearly $2 trillion on the war in Afghanistan. 

Meanwhile, the Taliban and the US have resumed peace talks aimed at ending the war, though their outcome is far from certain.

This TV ad may influence US lawmakers and America’s general public as the prolonged Afgan war enters a new phase where negotiations and talks are the new strategies to come to a resolution.

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  • Nizam Rezahi is an editor and content writer to The Khaama Press News Agency.