Category Archives: Afghanistan

When Will We Admit We Have ‘Lost’?

Regarding Syraqistan, a while ago, I defined the word insanity as the U.S foreign and military policy establishment (boldface added): Over the last 20 years, every time (with one exception) we have intervened militarily (and airstrikes are an intervention–just ask … Continue reading

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The Obvious Post-Osama bin Laden Question That Isn’t Being Asked

“OK, he’s dead, can we go home?”
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Bin Laden Is Dead: Now Do We Come Home?

Well, do we? Or will the war–actually wars–against Oceana continue?
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Why Are U.S. Troops Dying to Defend Child Rape?

Even the Taliban are disgusted by this.
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This Is Why You Don’t Outsource and Privatize the Military

If we can’t raise the needed forces–soldiers, not mercenaries–at home, then maybe we shouldn’t be fighting.
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“Fleeting — Even Taunting — Reminders…”

This isn’t mission creep, this is mission rocket-blast-to-the-moon.
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One More Thing About the Afghanistan Mineral Deposits

Even if we’re venal, we still come out badly out of the whole thing.
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