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Taliban news and analysis from The Nation
December 6, 2017
In Pakistan’s Tribal Areas, Collective Punishment Is the Law of the Land
Civilians here, who live under an outdated colonial regime, have been terrorized by US drone strikes and extremist Islamists for many years.
November 13, 2017
America Is Losing Yet Another Drug War—in Afghanistan
Opium is the fundamental factor driving the Taliban’s success, but try telling that to Donald Trump.
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
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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
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.