Speed Reads

The War is Over

56 percent say Afghan war wasn't worth fighting

With the war in Afghanistan coming to a close at the end of 2014, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds that a majority of Americans think the battle wasn't worth fighting.

Fifty-six percent of respondents say the 11-year campaign wasn't worth it, down from a high of 67 percent, but still a significant majority. On the flip side, 38 percent of respondents say the war was worth it.

Though the U.S. ceremonially ended its military campaign in Afghanistan last month, about 10,000 troops will remain in the country in 2015 to offer training and support.