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Taliban news and analysis from The Nation
September 20, 2017
What the US Military (Still) Doesn’t Understand About Afghanistan
Sixteen years in, the Pentagon hasn’t learned any lessons.
June 29, 2017
A US Military Officer Explains Why Another Surge in Afghanistan Is Not a Good Idea
No matter what, Surge 4.0 won’t change a fundamentally flawed strategic formula.
May 17, 2017
Trump Is Poised to Plunge Deeper Into the Afghan Quagmire
More US troops cannot stabilize the corrupt and despised government in Kabul.
Michael T. Klare
December 14, 2016
Trump’s Foreign-Policy Appointees Are Set to Provoke War With Iran
Their extremism in military and intelligence affairs is unprecedented in recent US history.
May 31, 2016
After 15 Years of ‘Milestones,’ War in the Middle East Still Has No End in Sight
The Pentagon’s recent “successes” don’t bring the United States any closer to ending its military entanglements.
Andrew J. Bacevich
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April 18, 2016
The Global Epidemic of Child Warriors
From the Taliban to suicide bombers in the Middle East and Africa, young people are enacting the savageries of their elders.
February 22, 2016
The Drug That Makes the Taliban Possible
Until Washington deals with Afghanistan’s economic dependence on opium, the Taliban aren’t going anywhere.
November 16, 2015
What’s the Real Story Behind the American Attack on Doctors Without Borders?
The American government’s changing, contradictory account of the deadly attack on a hospital in Afghanistan has been anything but believable.
November 5, 2015
14 Years After ‘Liberation,’ Afghan Women Are Suffering More Than Ever
A look at Afghanistan “after” the American war.
October 6, 2015
The US Massacre in Kunduz Exposes the Bankruptcy of Obama’s National-Security Policy
Air power inflicts horrific human-rights violations and has been thoroughly discredited as a means of fighting insurgencies.