What’s behind U.S. Troop Withdrawals Announced for Syria and Afghanistan?

Image: Map of Syria December 17, 2018 from Southfront.org. For full map with legend click here. by Sara Flounders, from the International Action Center, December 24, 2018 The announced withdrawal of the remaining 2,000 U.S. troops from Syria and a partial withdrawal from Afghanistan does not mean an end to the Pentagon’s aggressive militarism and endless U.S. wars – in[…]

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17 Years of Getting Afghanistan Completely Wrong

by David Swanson, Originally published on DavidSwanson.org, September 28, 2018 We expect 17-year-olds to have learned a great deal starting from infancy, and yet full-grown adults have proven incapable of knowing anything about Afghanistan during the course of 17 years of U.S.-NATO war. Despite war famously being the means of Americans learning geography, few can even identify Afghanistan on a[…]

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A Reply to the Taliban

Bamian, Afghanistan, 2007, AFGHN-12772. Hazara schoolchildren. by David Swanson, originally published on Lets Try Democracy, Feb 16, 2018 Dear Taliban, Thank you for your letter to the American people. As one person in the United States I cannot offer you a representative reply on behalf of all of us. Nor can I use polls to tell you what my fellow[…]

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New Defense Strategy: War With Great Nations & Arms Race

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance, Feb 4, 2018 This week, following the recent announcement of a new National Defense Strategy that focuses on conflicts with great powers and a new arms race, the Pentagon announced an escalation of nuclear weapons development. The United States’ military is spread across the world, including several dangerous conflict areas that could[…]

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His Name Was Dilwar

Photographer: Keith Harmon Snow Exhibit Name: His Name was Dilwar Location: Afghanistan Republished from: Social Documentary Network As Dr. Alfred McCoy pointed out: On 16 November 2017 the United Nations released its opium report for 2017: total crop area up from 200,000 hectares in 2016 to 328,000 hectares in 2017; the opium harvest nearly doubled since 2016 from 4,600 to[…]

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United States Imperialism Continues War in Afghanistan and the Destabilization of Africa

From Central Asia to Chad, Togo and Libya, Western states seek to maintain dominance of the oppressed nations The original source of this article is Global Research Copyright © Abayomi Azikiwe, Global Research, 2017 In just one week the United States government will commemorate its 16th anniversary in the bombing and occupation of Afghanistan. This war did not really begin[…]

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