After the USA and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation forces formally concluded their combat mission at the end of 2014 and shifted to a training role, a resurgent Taliban stepped up their attacks and an affiliate of the Islamic State group emerged in Afghanistan. We want to be better.
"Blood and treasure is lost and we have nothing to show what we've gained, except we still have trouble with the leaders of Afghanistan having sex with little boys", Jones said, before finally allowing Mattis to speak.
In November, the Watson Institute of worldwide and Public Affairs at Brown University said in a study that the US had spent 5.6 trillion dollars on military conflicts in the Middle Eastern region since the 9/11 terror attacks with 877.4 billion dollars of them spent on the operations in Afghanistan, including the Coalition Support Funds for Pakistan.
But he added that "doesn't mean that the Pakistan people should be hurt or that war should be launched in Pakistan".
"Both from the political perspective and responsibility perspective, Afghanistan is now in a legal vacuum, this indicates that the situation is not too good, but it is very bad", said Ahmad Wali Massoud, head of the Massoud Foundation.
Today, Afghanistan's National Unity Government, paralyzed by bickering and feuding, shares power between President Ashraf Ghani and his chief executive, Abdullah Abdullah.
In a matter of weeks, the US -led forces overthrow the Taliban, in power since 1996.
He did not hide his frustration during the interview.
Regarding India and United States cooperation in Afghanistan he said, "US and India share economic and humanitarian interests in Afghanistan".
"In my view, their intention is to keep us divided and weak so they can carry on their objectives in this region", Karzai said. They have China as a great rising power. The use of terrorism has no place in a rules-based global system.
Jones, a longtime opponent of USA participation in Afghanistan, asked the rhetorical question during his opening remarks before questioning Mattis during the DOD chief's appearance before the House Armed Services Committee.
Mohammed Daoud comes every day for the 300 Afghanis - roughly $4 - that he sometimes earns.
Meanwhile, the ousted governor of Balkh Atta Mohammad Noor has said that the government has failed to provide security to the people.
"The government looks after only itself".
Trump also stated that the authority of US troops to target terrorists in Afghanistan would be expanded and approved sending an additional 4,000 troops to the country.