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Afghanistan and Beyond: End U.S. War-Making Everywhere

Azadeh Shahshahani In These Times
We need a reinvigorated anti-war movement. It is time to end all U.S. wars, shut down all U.S. military bases, and put an end to U.S. militarization and sanctions impacting countless people in the Global South.

The War on Terror Was Corrupt From the Start

Farah Stockman New York Times
The war in Afghanistan wasn’t a failure. It was a massive success — for those who made a fortune off it. Instead of a nation, what we really built were more than 500 military bases — and the personal fortunes of the people who supplied them.

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.

The Costs of Post-9/11 Wars Exceed $8 Trillion for U.S.

Alexa Gagosz Boston Globe
In just 20 years, the total cost of the US increasing homeland security and waging wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere since Sept. 11, 2001, have exceeded $8 trillion, according to new estimates by the Costs of War project at Brown University.

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.

U.S. ‘Counterterrorism’ in Africa Has Failed. What’s the Alternative?

By William Minter, Elizabeth Schmidt Responsible Statecraft.
Western counterterrorism policy in the Sahel has failed, being both over-militarized and ineffective. All suggest, in slightly varying language, that policy must be “rebalanced” or “rethought” to emphasize diplomacy and good governance.
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