The US war in Afghanistan began with a cruise missile strike on October 7, 2001. Now it may finally be ending. The agreement we signed with the Taliban yesterday says that the US will withdraw all troops from the country within 14 months; the Taliban promised not to let forces that threaten the US occupy their territory, and to enter talks with the Afghan government.
Trump and Pompeo both emphasized that if the Taliban do not keep up their end of the bargain, it will unravel and "we go back." Seems to me the Taliban have a big incentive to make it work for 14 months to get the US out.
So we wash our hands of a country we could not mold in our image. It's what I have wanted for 15 years, but I don't feel particularly happy about it. Once we pull out either the war will grind on for years, or the Taliban will seize power, neither one an appetizing option.
It's just a sad situation for a country that has been cursed for two generations.