After sixteen years of war, the situation in Afghanistan continues to deteriorate. By conservative estimates, the government of Afghanistan now controls less than 60% of the country’s territory, and the Taliban continues to gain ground. Since 2001, more than 190,000 people, mainly civilians, have been killed. More than 2,500 Americans have died, with 20,000 wounded at a $1 trillion price tag. And despite a revived effort by the United States to begin a peace process, every year since 2006 has experienced in an increase in numbers killed.