World

Why Nobody Is Talking About The War in Afghanistan

1 | AFGHANISTAN

The U.S. has 100,000 troops fighting and dying in the longest war in American history, but you won't hear much about Afghanistan on the campaign trail. That's not just because Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are broadly on the same page when it comes to ending the 11-year conflict that recently claimed its 2,000th U.S. service member. It's because presidential politics requires the projection of optimism and resolve, and Afghanistan is, frankly, a bit of a downer.

Each week brings new stories of U.S. and allied troops killed by...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!