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Tidbits - May 18, 2017 - Reader Comments: Comey Firing, Trump Base, Family Trump, Afghan Escalation, Sessions' Dept. of Injustice; Poor Prisons; Solidarity Statement for Yale Graduate Union; Resistance Summer; Chelsea is Free; and more...

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Trump Wants a New Afghanistan Surge; Another Terrible Idea

Douglas Wissing Politico
The US war in Afghanistan, this country’s longest war, cannot be won. Nonetheless, the Trump Administration is reportedly considering deploying an additional 3,000 to 5,000 more soldiers in Afghanistan, while NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, announced this week it is also considering increasing troop strength by “a few thousand troops.” The human and financial costs continue to mount but the generals can’t see defeat and the war corporations see only profit.

The Burn Pits, A Book Review

H. Patricia Hynes Truthdig
In his no-holds-barred book, “The Burn Pits: The Poisoning of America’s Soldiers,” former Marine and Army Joseph Hickman exposes the knowing contamination of thousands of soldiers stationed on bases with these lethal pits.
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