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A bus stop lies in a state of disrepair in Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, October 2014. (Ben Birchall/PA Wire via AP Images)

Left for Scrap at Camp Leatherneck

The U.S. war in Afghanistan has been remarkably expensive, wasteful, and destructive. As a first lieutenant, I experienced its absurdity firsthand.