Last week marked the fifteenth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, the longest war in U.S. history. There weren't any victory parades or photo-ops with Afghanistan's post-liberation leaders. That is because the war is ongoing. In fact, 15 years after launching a war against Afghanistan's Taliban government in retaliation for an attack by Saudi-backed al-Qaeda, the U.S.-backed forces are steadily losing territory back to the Taliban.
"My dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders, some time in the future with energy that is as green and sustainable as we can get it, powering growth and opportunity for every person in the hemisphere," Hillary Clinton told a powerful Brazilian bank in 2013.
They raised you, took care of you, taught you and then sent you out into the world. Armed with their words, hopes and expectations you took it on; one step at a time. You went to school, graduated, got married and had children of your own. Meanwhile your own parents happily took a backseat- supporting and watching you fulfill all of the dreams they have for you.
October 13, 2016|
Each week we'll take a step back into the history of Great Bend through the eyes of reporters past. We'll reacquaint you with what went into creating the Great Bend of today, and do our best to update you on what "the rest of the story" turned out to be.