This video from the USA says about itself:
21 August 2017
After 16 years and over a trillion dollars’ worth of fighting, the U.S. has accomplished none of its stated goals–except the goal of enriching the flourishing military-industrial complex.
From Reuters news agency today:
TRUMP ANNOUNCES VAGUE NEW AFGHANISTAN STRATEGY THAT LIKELY INVOLVES TROOP INCREASE The president said in a primetime televised address that he will no longer disclose how many troops will be deployed, but he opened the door to more deployments in America’s longest war. Here’s how this about-face for Donald Trump stacks up compared to his promises about building a wall and tearing up the Iran nuclear deal. [HuffPost]
A bit later, George W Bush and Tony Blair started the Iraq war; both claiming they did that bloodshed because God had told them so. A war in which both warring parties agree it is about politics and/or economics may end with a peace treaty. However, it is much harder to bring peace in a war in which one party claims the God of Christianity is on their side, and the other side claims so about the God of Islam (according to many people, these two gods are one and the same, by the way).
Trump gives military green light to escalate Afghanistan war: here.