Nation Topics - Nation Building
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Despite the pretentions of our governing and pundit classes, America has neither the right nor the resources to act as a kind of tutor to burgeoning democracies.
A man-made famine in South Sudan is brutal evidence of the limits of American nation-building in Africa.
In 2003, Bush and friends dreamed up a jihadi Iraq with deep ties to al-Qaeda. Now, their convenient nightmare is becoming a deadly reality.
On the tenth anniversary of the US invasion, the country is mired in a permanent crisis of sectarian violence, pervasive corruption and broken infrastructure.
Is there any benefit to be found in an unbroken record of waste, futility and shame? Only if lessons learned prevent a catastrophe in Iran.
As the infrastructure of many U.S. cities crumbles, the Pentagon continues to pump over a billion dollars into military bases throughout the Middle East.
In Obama's Afghanistan speech, signs of the Great American Unraveling.
Jeremy Scahill on The Rachel Maddow Show following peace talk fraud revelation: "If they can't even figure out who is a real Taliban leader to meet with, what does that say about the people who are being killed on a regular basis by special operation forces?"
It’s over for the US in Afghanistan, but that doesn’t mean the death and destruction are about to stop. Quagmires don’t just go away.