Nation-building in Afghanistan and Iraq was the resurrection of a doctrine that should have been buried after Vietnam.
Middle East experts who opposed America’s post-9/11 wars were ridiculed as anti-American extremists. In reality, it was the pro-war right that was making us less safe.
Countless innocents died in the 20 years of war our country launched in the name of our 9/11 dead.
For just a fraction of what we’ve spent on militarization these last 20 years, we could start to make life much better.
The 9/11 attacks were a surprise. The response wasn’t.
Just imagine where America might really be today if Congress had spent close to $8 trillion rebuilding this country?
Julian Aguon’s ‘The Properties of Perpetual Light’ is a thoughtful meditation on how, to understand problems at the center of a colonial society, we have to look at the margins.
Biden is right to end the forever war in Afghanistan. Now he needs to close the forever prison that it built.
The U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan should force a reckoning with a long history of military intervention.
More tragedies like Afghanistan will be inevitable until we squeeze the personal profit out of prepping for war.