Regions / Afghanistan
Americans spend $32 million per hour on wars started during the Bush administration.
U.S. Special Forces now blanket most of the world, yet terrorist groups continue to proliferate. Maybe militarism isn't the solution.
Trump's racist remarks are offensive. The brutal excesses of U.S. foreign policy are worse.
The evidence is in: The "adults in the room" at the White House have enabled Trump's worst impulses, not checked them.
As the war on terror enters its 17th year, it's clear that abuses of power by one administration lead to abuses by the next.
If any other public agency had blown hundreds of billions of dollars, Congress would hold hearings. If it's the Pentagon, it gets $80 billion more.
Trump's plans to extend the war he once supported ending are even more worrisome for their lack of transparency.
Sanders has at last revealed himself to be an American leader articulating a new and largely peaceable foreign policy.
Imagine telling the family of a fallen soldier they died to ensure Saudi hegemony in the Gulf, an eternal Guantanamo, or the spread of terror groups and refugees.
The war on terror was supposed to be about making our country safer. As a Muslim American, I don’t feel safer at all.