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War in Afghanistan
War in Afghanistan news and analysis from The Nation
December 11, 2017
What Will It Take for America to Wake Up to the Horrifying Reality of US Warfare?
The great majority of the American people remain studiously indifferent to the charade being played out before their eyes.
Andrew J. Bacevich
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Civilians here, who live under an outdated colonial regime, have been terrorized by US drone strikes and extremist Islamists for many years.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 27, 2017
What if This Had Happened on the Day After 9/11?
Things could have gone very, very differently.
November 21, 2017
George W. Bush Owes Donald Trump a Big Thank-You
Who else could bring about nostalgia for such a disastrous presidency?
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.
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October 31, 2017
Osama bin Laden’s Plan Worked
He got exactly what he wanted: endless US wars in the Muslim world.
October 17, 2017
David Petraeus Tells Us How the War in Afghanistan Will End
Hint: It’s not good.
October 10, 2017
8 Reasons Americans Can’t Shake Their Indifference to War
America’s apathy explained.
Andrew J. Bacevich
September 20, 2017
What the US Military (Still) Doesn’t Understand About Afghanistan
Sixteen years in, the Pentagon hasn’t learned any lessons.
September 12, 2017
The ‘World’s Greatest Military’ Is Indeed Great—at Defeating Itself
American forces seek to dominate everywhere, but they win decisively nowhere.
William J. Astore