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War in Afghanistan
War in Afghanistan news and analysis from The Nation
June 21, 2017
Trump’s Policy Is Clear: Civilian Casualties Don’t Matter in the War on Terror
Multiple air strikes on cities and the use of white phosphorus—a probable war crime—guarantee a growing death toll.
June 6, 2017
H.R. McMaster and the Blindness of American Hubris
Trump’s national-security adviser understands the limits of military triumphalism. But can he change US policy?
May 18, 2017
Who Pays the Moral Price of War?
Our desire for never-ending intervention overseas causes never-ending pain for our troops.
Peter Van Buren
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
May 16, 2017
The US Will Never Win the War in Afghanistan
The military has no strategy for victory, merely a plan to avoid defeat.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
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May 11, 2017
Why Armed Conflicts Almost Never Achieve Their Stated Goals
When it comes to war, less often accomplishes more.
April 24, 2017
Donald Trump Is the President Our Military Leaders Always Dreamed About
Don’t fool yourself—Donald is anything but an isolationist.
April 20, 2017
How Our Foreign-Policy Elites Manufactured the Korea Crisis
The attack on the Syrian airfield was a message to North Korea and China—and a demonstration of Trump’s capitulation to the imperial clique.
April 20, 2017
Bill McKibben: This Is Our Last Chance to Save the Planet
Plus, Frances Fitzgerald on evangelicals and Trump, and Andrew Bacevich on our endless war in Afghanistan.
Start Making Sense
March 30, 2017
Donald Trump Is Focused on the Wrong National-Security Threat
There are actual dangers to Americans in 2017—but the president’s plans address none of them.