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The War on Terror Cost $6.4 Trillion and 800,000 Lives

November 21, 2019

A new study on the cost of U.S. wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, and Pakistan presents a harrowing picture of the cost exacted in lives and taxpayer dollars.

18 Years Ago the Endless War in Afghanistan Began

October 7, 2019

Author and combat veteran Maj. Danny Sjursen and Afghan women’s rights activist Fahima Gaheez speak on the tragedy of the longest war, what the past has wrought, and what the future portends.

3rd Democratic Debate: Foreign Policy Continues Imperialist Tradition (3/3)

3rd Democratic Debate

September 13, 2019
While most Democratic candidates are finally shifting the debate on Afghanistan, 18 years after the war began, the discussion on other issues, such as Latin America, continues in the same old imperialist vein as before
With Bolton Out, Will Trump Give Peace a Chance?

With Bolton Out, Will Trump Give Peace a Chance?

September 10, 2019

Former State Dept. official Matthew Hoh says he supports the removal of National Security Advisor John Bolton, who advocated for war and the interests of the military industrial complex

Agreement to End US Involvement in Afghanistan War, But War Will Continue

Agreement to End US Involvement in Afghanistan War, But War Will Continue

September 6, 2019

The US and the Taliban are about to sign an agreement to withdraw 14,000 US troops from Afghanistan, potentially ending the longest war in US history. However, the Afghans will not see an end to fighting yet, says The Independent’s Patrick Cockburn

UN Report on Child Casualties Blacklists only Muslim Perpetrators

August 1, 2019

Secretary General Antionio Guterres presented the report on child casualties in war to the Security Council on Friday. Afghanistan, Syria and Yemen are the areas with the highest numbers of child casualties, followed by Palestine. Nearly all the children killed were Muslim

Second Demcoratic Debate, Part One: The Moderate/Progressive Divide Came Through (1/3)

2nd Democratic Debate

July 31, 2019
The first part of the second democratic debate showed a non-rancorous divide on how to beat Trump and fresh discussions first-use of nuclear weapons and for getting out of Afghanistan
Will the Afghan Peace Agreement be a Face-Saving Fig Leaf?

Will the Afghan Peace Agreement be a Face-Saving Fig Leaf?

July 19, 2019

Afghanistan is making progress for a peace agreement, but such an agreement will not necessarily mean an end to war or even assure the Afghan government’s survival, says Matthew Hoh

Sec. of State Pompeo Protecting Bush Jr. from War Crimes Prosecution (Pt 1/2)

Sec. of State Pompeo Protecting Bush Jr. from War Crimes Prosecution

April 8, 2019
With the revocation of the ICC Chief Prosecutor’s US visa, Pompeo and Bolton are trying to make sure that high-level US government officials are never prosecuted for war crimes committed in Afghanistan or elsewhere, says Law Prof. Francis Boyle