Why America Can Never Win the War on Terror

6 min readFeb 10, 2019
US Soldier, Afghanistan 2013

America is in the 18th year of the War on Terror. After Al Qaeda’s attack on the United States on September 11, 2001 we created a ‘coalition of the willing’ determined to defeat terrorism itself. The United States had already been fighting Al Qaeda and its new brand of international terrorism since 1988 when Osama bin Laden founded the group. With their attacks on American embassies in East Africa and the USS Cole…