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Tag: War in Afghanistan
  • The Cost of War

    I’m researching some of the costs of America’s wars since 2001 for a new YAL project today. Most of this I’ve read about before—it’s not like I’m unfamiliar with most of the data. But all put together, it’s pretty heart-breaking. Here’s a sampling: Dollars $6 trillion+: The final costs of Iraq and Afghanistan $16 trillion: …

  • Did WW2 ever really end?

    Will the wars ever end? I often hear it stated that once the US invades a country it never withdraws its forces. Not completely. For instance, WW2 ended in 1945, but we still have troops in Japan and Germany.  The media propaganda about troop reduction seems to never end. A good number of voters in …

  • Soldiers still dying in the Peace Prize winner’s war

    More depressing news out of Afghanistan as Afghans continue to kill each other with American weapons. In the same weekend, an Afghan police officer guns down 10 of his fellow officers and 6 civilians died in a roadside bomb attack, including women and children:  “Women and children were among the victims,” Helmand police spokesman Farid …

  • Horror Hospital: Military leadership covered-up “Auschwitz-like” conditions to protect Democrats

    BuzzFeed has published horrific images and testimonies stemming from an investigation into a U.S.-funded military hospital in Afghanistan that kept patients in “Auschwitz-like” conditions. According to BuzzFeed, a Congressional investigation blew the lid off the scandal, with shocking “sworn eye-witness testimonies” from three U.S. army colonels. The most damaging of these testimonies include the revelation …

  • America’s Convenient Military Scapegoats

    No one really knows what possessed Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales to go out into that cold Afghanistan night and — as he is accused of allegedly doing — kill 17 innocent Afghan civilians, more than half of them children. However, we do know that the military acted swiftly and within days had detained, transported, and …

  • A short and incomplete summary of why our foreign policy cannot continue as it has for the last decade.

    As is now (hopefully) increasingly common knowledge, our numerous occupations in the Middle East and Africa were not sparked by those countries attacking us.  Rather, with the possible exception of the War in Afghanistan — which has lasted an outrageously long time with huge costs of both blood and treasure, our 5+ wars are unwarranted …

  • The End of the Afghanistan War?

    Reuters has an exclusive about the Obama administration’s efforts in Afghanistan: After 10 months of secret dialogue with Afghanistan’s Taliban insurgents, senior U.S. officials say the talks have reached a critical juncture and they will soon know whether a breakthrough is possible, leading to peace talks whose ultimate goal is to end the Afghan war. …

  • Redditor: “My Taxes Killed 1.88 People”

    American tax dollars at work: Approximately 20% of the US budget goes to “defense.” 130,000 deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan. I do well for myself, and have paid about $500,000 in federal taxes since the War in Afghanistan began 10 years ago. […] With the federal budget at about 3.4 trillion, I pay approximately 0.0000144 …

  • BREAKING NEWS: Rand Paul & Mike Lee join Bipartisan Effort for Accelerated Handover in Afghanistan

    United States Senate Bipartisan Amendment Calls for Accelerated Handover in Afghanistan FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON, DC – Ten years after the start of the war in Afghanistan, more than one hundred thousand American troops remain in that nation, providing military and security assistance to the Afghanistan government.  A bipartisan group of senators today offered an …

  • CIA Doublecross?

    Ahmed Wali Karzai was not a nice guy. Known as one of the big leaders in the Afgani opium trade, he obviously had some enemies. Combine that with his brother, Hamid Karzai, being the American puppet leader of Afghanistan, and no one should be surprise that he was assassinated. However, despite the awesome movie his …