Fifteen Years After 9/11, Neverending War

Fifteen Years After 9/11, Neverending War:

Today, U.S. military engagement in the Middle East looks increasingly permanent. Despite the White House having formally ended the wars Iraq and Afghanistan, thousands of U.S. troops and contractors remain in both countries. The U.S. is dropping bombs on Iraq and Syria faster than it can make them, and according to the Pentagon, its bombing campaign in Libya has “no end point at this particular moment.” The U.S. is also helping Saudi Arabia wage war in Yemen, in addition to conducting occasional airstrikes in Yemen and Somalia….

Despite the lack of progress, the last 15 years of war have come at a horrific cost.

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Pentagon Announces New Deployment of Ground Troops to South Afghanistan

Pentagon Announces New Deployment of Ground Troops to South Afghanistan:

With gains in the Helmand Province mounting for Taliban forces, and the Afghan military struggling to defend both that and the other provinces around the country which the Taliban are advancing into, the Pentagon has announced an additional deployment of US ground troops into the Helmand capital of Lashkar Gah.

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Yes, Obama and Clinton Created ISIS — Too Bad Trump Can’t Explain How It Happened

Yes, Obama and Clinton Created ISIS — Too Bad Trump Can’t Explain How It Happened:

The truth about ISIS and the Obama administration is so obvious that even Donald Trump has a hazy idea of what happened in Syria and Libya. However, the spoiled man-brat white nationalist billionaire from Queens is incapable of putting the Obama/Clinton/ISIS connection in the historical context of U.S. imperial policy.

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Contractors Outnumber U.S. Troops in Afghanistan 3-to-1

Contractors Outnumber U.S. Troops in Afghanistan 3-to-1:

Defense Department contractors in Afghanistan still outnumber U.S. troops by a 3-to-1 margin according to new research released this week, raising questions again about the role those workers play in the ongoing wars overseas and the oversight they receive….

The latest figures available, for the first few months of 2016, show nearly 29,000 defense contractors still in Afghanistan…

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The False Narrative of U.S. ‘Withdrawal from the World’

The False Narrative of U.S. ‘Withdrawal from the World’:

There is no U.S. withdrawal from the world. On the contrary, the last three years in particular have seen the U.S. become much more involved in the conflicts in several countries, and its involvement around the world has stayed the same or increased in every case.

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How Extrajudicial Executions Became Policy in Washington

How Extrajudicial Executions Became Policy in Washington:

However it is achieved… the United States has now embraced extrajudicial executions on foreign soil. Successive administrations have implemented this momentous change with little public discussion….

The Bush administration launched the assassination program in October 2001 in Afghanistan, expanded it in 2002 to Yemen and went from there. Under Obama, with an actual White House “kill list,” the use of drones has again expanded, this time nine-fold, with growing numbers of attacks in Pakistan, Yemen, Libya and Somalia, as well as in the Afghan, Iraqi and Syrian war zones….

Such killings – at least when they take place outside a declared war zone – are almost certainly illegal. That is, they are murders, plain and simple.

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Documenting Life in Afghanistan with Catherine James To see…

Documenting Life in Afghanistan with Catherine James

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Generosity. Grit. Resilience. Catherine James (@cathjam) has her #EyesOn Afghanistan. The print journalist from Australia moved to Kabul in May 2011 and has been there ever since. “Despite living with this kind of extreme tension and witnessing such horrors for decades, you’ll also find extreme finesse and generosity and camaraderie on an unexpected scale. And don’t forget, that wicked sense of humor.” In the wake of the attack that took place at a peaceful demonstration in western Kabul on Saturday, Catherine traveled around the city to document the response of the people. “The will to live is one of our most primal and strongest urges and by sheer, constant grind Afghans have had to sharpen that will into one of the fiercest you’ll come across compared to a more privileged, comfortable society. Call it resilience, call it grit, the point is their survival demands high levels of ‘it.’ So on they go.”

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Afghanistan: Obama’s Vietnam

Afghanistan: Obama’s Vietnam:

President Obama is keeping U.S. troops in Afghanistan fighting an unwinnable war for fear of the political consequences if he faces reality and admits defeat, an echo of Vietnam…

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Despite Pledge, Obama Says Troop Levels in Afghanistan Won’t Be Cut

Despite Pledge, Obama Says Troop Levels in Afghanistan Won’t Be Cut:

President Obama will hand off the 15-year-old war in Afghanistan to a third president, he said Wednesday, acknowledging that he will fall short of his campaign-era promise to extract the U.S. from punishing ground wars overseas.

In announcing that he will leave 8,400 military personnel in Afghanistan through the end of his presidency, Obama backed off his pledge to reduce the U.S. presence there to embassy staff and accompanying security forces by the end of the year.

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