CGTN documentary released: Afghanistan, victim of U.S. failure
During the course of its 20 year war in Afghanistan, the United States attempted to forcibly rebuild the country through an "American-style democracy" program, while disregarding local laws of development and traditional culture. Not only did the U.S. government's brutal approach fail to bring about a "free and democratic" Afghanistan, it also intensified internal conflicts within Afghan society and plunged the country into lasting chaos.
On the second anniversary of the hasty withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, this documentary explores how the U.S. inflicted profound harm on Afghanistan's political structure, social stability, and cultural values, as seen through the eyes of Afghans from all walks of life who lived through this period. Their stories demonstrate that despite the complete withdrawal of U.S. troops, the damage remains, with profound and long-lasting impact on this nation and its people.