What can (or should) the US military do that it hasn’t already tried? Despite all of its sustained commitment and sacrifice (to the tune of 2,416 dead as of early September 2018), the US military and its Afghan partners have not meaningfully stanched the tide of Taliban gains. So, what...
It’s little wonder that the people of Afghanistan want the US and its corrupt government partners to leave.
It is time to truly leave Afghanistan. It is time to pull the forces out, to bring back the trainers and to leave Afghanistan to the Afghans. We have to accept defeat.
News reports that started circulating yesterday indicate that the Trump Regime is considering a huge troop increase -- and looser bombing restrictions -- for the war in Afghanistan
Well before the Trump admin is over, US soldiers will be fighting and dying in Afghanistan who weren't even born when the 9/11 attack occurred
In the post-9/11 years, “reconstruction” and “war” have really been euphemisms for what, in other countries, we would recognize as a massive system of corruption.
Meanwhile, the Obama administration is keeping troops in Afghanistan because there's "a risk of deterioration."
We ought not to be blinded by media theater, or by habits of dismissing the doubts, and even the deaths, of countless people just like ourselves, overseas, whenever our government offers us its unsubstantiated explanations, its sincere good will, its apologies.