Despite officially ending in 2014, the US conflict in Afghanistan still resonates today through photographs of the US War in Afghanistan. Though the conflict took place for many on TV and computer screens, for soldiers and civilians, images of the US war in Afghanistan simply depicted day-to-day life amid war. Photos of the US war in Afghanistan do highlight the tragedies of war, many of which, like increased drug usage, often get overlooked. But they also display a unity between people of different backgrounds and ages fighting to preserve fundamentals of liberty and free speech.
The long-term effects of the US war in Afghanistan still have yet to be entirely determined, but regardless of positive or negative repercussions, this saga of the US War on Terror impacted far more than just the Afghan borders. Furthermore, the loss of almost 20,000 soldiers and even more civilians will stain history for years to come.