Afghan women register to vote before the 2004 election.

Afghan Women Weren’t at the Negotiating Table Then, and They’re Not in the Peace Agreement Now

After 18 years of war, $780 billion spent on combat, and $130 billion spent on reconstruction, the administration’s new stated goal in Afghanistan is “to achieve a peace agreement that ensures Afghan soil is never used again by terrorists against the United States, its allies, or any country and allows American troops to return home.” […]