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War in Afghanistan
War in Afghanistan news and analysis from The Nation
July 14, 2017
Kushner and Bannon Team Up to Privatize the War in Afghanistan
Blackwater’s Erik Prince was a shoo-in for the plan. But who is Stephen Feinberg?
July 6, 2017
There’s Only One Way to End the War in Afghanistan
And the surge Donald Trump is poised to authorize is not it.
Robert L. Borosage
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.
June 27, 2017
Trump’s Chaos Is Covering for Stealth Escalation Overseas
Americans are tired of wars without end. But the reality is that we are headed into more war without public support, without a sensible strategy or a clear purpose.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
June 27, 2017
Fighting American Wars on Reality TV
Our invasions and bombings have become prime-time entertainment for millions.
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June 26, 2017
These CIA Torture Victims May Finally Have a Chance at Justice
A lawsuit filed on behalf of former “black site” prisoners is now scheduled to go to trial—but in seeking restitution, the detainees have had to relive their torment.
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