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The Cycle of Violence in Afghanistan

The Cycle of Violence in Afghanistan

Last week the National Bureau of Economic Research published a report on the effect of civilian casualties in Afghanistan and Iraq that confirmed what critics of our foreign policy have been saying for years: the killing of civilians, although unintent…

Saving Women and Preventing Genocide: The Real Reasons We’re in Afghanistan Now

Saving Women and Preventing Genocide: The Real Reasons We’re in Afghanistan Now

So now the cheerleaders for war would have us believe that they are more concerned for the welfare of Afghan civilians than are those who wish to end the US occupation.
First we have White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs sanctimoniously imploring th…

Saving Women and Preventing Genocide: The Real Reasons We’re in Afghanistan Now

Saving Women and Preventing Genocide: The Real Reasons We’re in Afghanistan Now

So now the cheerleaders for war would have us believe that they are more concerned for the welfare of Afghan civilians than are those who wish to end the US occupation.
First we have White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs sanctimoniously imploring th…

Remembering Hiroshima — Accurately, Please

Remembering Hiroshima — Accurately, Please

Today is the 65th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, and for the first time ever, the US government has sent an envoy to attend the annual ceremony commemorating the attack. Don’t hold your breath for an apology though. The US government sti…

Remembering Hiroshima — Accurately, Please

Remembering Hiroshima — Accurately, Please

Today is the 65th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, and for the first time ever, the US government has sent an envoy to attend the annual ceremony commemorating the attack. Don’t hold your breath for an apology though. The US government sti…

Once Upon a Time in Afghanistan…

Once Upon a Time in Afghanistan…

An eye-opening photo essay on Afghan life prior to the Soviet invasion.
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CNN via Bytestyle: $8.7 Billion Unaccounted for in Iraq; Lax Oversight Blamed

CNN via Bytestyle: $8.7 Billion Unaccounted for in Iraq; Lax Oversight Blamed

Um.
From CNN:
A federal audit of $9.1 billion targeted for reconstruction in Iraq cannot account for more than 95 percent of it, a federal report said Tuesday.
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The War Falls Apart?

The War Falls Apart?

Yesterday, we surmise, was one long headache for those in charge of the Afghanistan war on the Western side. Metaphorically, many good officers in the Pentagon and elsewhere stood in the middle of otherwise efficient offices holding their collective he…