Posts Tagged: Afghan War
Hard data shows ending our wars would be smart politics — and the first step toward repairing a moral calamity.
Trump’s war on the law extends beyond flouting Congress and packing courts — overseas, it extends to arguable crimes against humanity.
Trump's not bringing the troops home. He's been haphazardly deploying more troops, drones, and dollars abroad, while waging a shadow foreign policy for his own benefit.
Like racist mass murders at home, drone attacks killing dozens of civilians at a time are only possible because of a culture of dehumanization.
He's failed to deliver his promised withdrawals from Afghanistan and Syria, vetoed an order to get out of Yemen, and expanded the U.S. bombing of Somalia, all while eyeing Iran.
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.
Trump's plans to extend the war he once supported ending are even more worrisome for their lack of transparency.
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.
These generals couldn't conquer Iraq or Afghanistan. But under Trump, they've conquered Washington.