In Charts: The Afghanistan War

A collection of charts, maps and graphs exploring the longest war is U.S. history.

April 5, 2019

U.S. troops in Afghanistan (Credit: Artur Shvartsberg-U.S. Department of Defense)

The war in Afghanistan has been going on for 18 years – the longest war in U.S. history.

Below is a collection of charts, maps and graphs exploring the conflict, from its beginning in 2001 following the 9/11 terrorist attacks to where we are now.

Also browse The Globalist’s Afghanistan article collection by clicking here.


Who controls what


Taliban presence by district


US troop strength 2001-2017


Number of NATO Resolute Support Mission troops


The cost of the war


Number of bombs dropped


Number of civilian deaths


Number of journalists killed


Opium production in Afghanistan


Takeaways

A collection of charts, maps and graphs exploring the longest war is U.S. history.