Libya: The real story of security after Gaddafi

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/toppling-a-bad-regime-liberates-a-country–but-lets-not-go-there-8906269.html

“Only a year ago, Nato action in Libya in 2011 in support of the rebels was being held up as a successful foreign military intervention that might usefully serve as an example of what the United States, Britain and France should do in Syria. Not many still believe this, but those who do might like to look at the latest FCO travel advisory for Libya last updated on 22 October, and accompanied by a useful map. This divides Libya into two zones, denoted by dark and light shades, to illustrate the different levels of insecurity.The news is not good for potential travellers: the darker shade covers 85 per cent of Libya…”

“10 days ago, assassins shot dead the commander of Libya’s military police, Ahmad al-Barghathi, as he left a mosque in Benghazi. In the past year there have been 80 such assassinations of senior military and police commanders.”

US lost the war in Afghanistan

12 years after coming to Afghanistan Nato is in a state of unconceded defeat

““Gunmen in Pakistan on Monday set ablaze five trucks carrying NATO equipment out of Afghanistan”

“The war has cost American taxpayers over $1.4 trillion…Attacks by the Taliban are up 47 percent over last year, and the casualty rate for Afghan soldiers and police has increased 40 percent. The yearly desertion rate of the Afghan Army is between 27 percent and 30 percent.