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War in Afghanistan
War in Afghanistan news and analysis from The Nation
July 19, 2021
Who Authorized America’s Endless Wars?
The string of wars in the Middle East have cost thousands of lives and countless resources. When will they end?
July 5, 2021
The US Finds Itself on the Wrong Side of Imran Khan’s Populism
Widely blamed for mismanaging the economy—and hemorrhaging support since he was elected amid accusations of vote rigging in 2018—Khan seems to believe that running against the US is his ticket to victory.
July 1, 2021
War Criminal Found Dead at 88
The human and economic costs of Donald Rumsfeld’s wars are staggering.
June 18, 2021
American Wars Mean American Lies
We need a truth commission to hold leaders—military and civilian—accountable for America’s failed wars.
June 17, 2021
It’s 2021. Why Are Only Men Required to Register for the Draft?
Register women too! Or better yet, replace the military draft with national service open to all.
Ria Tabacco Mar
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May 31, 2021
As the War Ends, So Too Must the Detention of Guantánamo Bay Prisoners Detained in Connection to It
There are 28 men still detained at Guantánamo Bay in connection with the war in Afghanistan who must be released.
Rear Admiral (Ret.) Donald J. Guter
Rear Admiral (Ret.) John Hutson
May 12, 2021
Endless War Is a Feature of Our National Programming
Let’s pull the plug on our war machine.
William J. Astore
May 6, 2021
Liz Cheney Is Not Your Friend
Just because she’s not getting along with Trump and Kevin McCarthy doesn’t make the current Cheney any less of a vitriol-spewing extremist.
April 28, 2021
The End of the War in Afghanistan Is in Sight
Despite the pressure of the American military high command, Biden has announced the beginning of the end.
April 28, 2021
Waiting for Catastrophes While Living Under the Specter of Pandemic and War
When “How are you doing?” is also a question of politics and the world.