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Biden Deserves Credit, Not Blame, for Afghanistan

David Rothkopf The Atlantic
America’s longest war has been by any measure a costly failure, and the errors in managing the conflict deserve scrutiny in the years to come. But Joe Biden doesn’t “own” the mayhem on the ground right now.

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Let’s Get Those Boots Off the Ground

Brad Wolf and Patterson Deppen The Progressive
Since World War II, U.S. soldiers have been stationed on U.S. military bases around the globe. Today, there are around 750 such bases in some eighty countries and colonies.

Debacle in Afghanistan

Tariq Ali New Left Review Side Car
The American security establishment knew that the invasion had failed: the Taliban could not be subdued no matter how long they stayed. The fact is that over twenty years, the US has failed to build anything that might redeem its mission.
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