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Cost of Afghanistan War

Amanda Terkel

The Cost Of Deploying One Civilian To Afghanistan | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- U.S. taxpayers have spent nearly $2 billion since 2009 on deploying civilians to Afghanistan, according to a new report by the Special I...

Afghanistan War Cost To Be Biggest Factor In Debate Over Troop Reductions

Washington Post | Posted 07.30.2011 | Politics

Of all the statistics that President Obama’s national security team will consider when it debates the size of forthcoming troop reductions in Afghan...

Petition The President: End Afghan War Now!

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 07.04.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

The heart and muscle of al Qaeda is no longer in Afghanistan, and the death of bin Laden confirms that it is no longer in Pakistan. If you agree, please tell our newly empowered President.

Amanda Terkel

How Much Are You Paying For The War In Afghanistan? | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.18.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- As Americans breathe a sigh of relief over finally filing the returns on what they owe (or are owed from) Uncle Sam this Tax Day, the pr...

A Vote on the People's Budget is a Vote on the Wars

Robert Naiman | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics
Robert Naiman

A vote in favor of the People's Budget is a vote against the endless wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, because the People's Budget would end the wars.

Amanda Terkel

Defense Spending Rises In Budget Bills, Despite U.S. Drawdown In Iraq And Afghanistan | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the United States draws down its military presence in Iraq and Afghanistan, more foreign assistance workers will be needed to go in a...

Dramatic Increase In Catastrophic Amputations For U.S. Troops In Afghanistan

Posted 06.07.2011 | World

By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times Reporting from Landstuhl, Germany, and Helmand-- Grim combat statistics that one military doctor called "unbelievabl...

Pentagon, Inc.: How to Sell an Unpopular War

Nancy Snow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy Snow

Call this episode "The Men Who Stare at Senators." We've been down this road before, that is, the U.S. military pulling out all the stops to sell a...

We Were Right When It Mattered...

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Scott Mendelson

In an article in the Guardian Iraqi defector Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi, nicknamed 'Curveball', admits that he made it all up. By 'all', he is referring to the various stories of Saddam Hussein's Weapons of Mass Destruction program.

The War Addicts: 2016 and Then Some

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Engelhardt

Like people bingeing on anything, the present Pentagon and military cast of characters can't stop themselves. The thought that in Afghanistan or anywhere else they might have to go on a diet, as sooner or later they will, is deeply unnerving.

How Much "Success" Can Afghans Stand?

Nick Turse | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nick Turse

As the US approaches the tenth anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan, pundits chew over just what "success" in Afghanistan might mean for Washington. What success might mean for ordinary Afghans hasn't been a topic of conversation.

Tax Day and America's Wars

Jo Comerford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jo Comerford

The mayor of Binghamton, New York, is sick and tired of watching people in local communities "squabble over crumbs" while so much local money pours into the Pentagon's coffers. He's decided to do something about it.

The Nine Surges of Obama's War: How to Escalate in Afghanistan

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

What is being portrayed in the media as the surge is but a modest part of an ongoing expansion of the war effort. The media's focus on the president's speech as the crucial moment of decision has distorted what's actually underway.

In Nightmares Begin Responsibilities: Why War Will Take No Holiday in 2010

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Here's my fantasy this holiday season: I'd like, that is, to obliterate TomDispatch, for without the Afghan war, my website would never have existed. Here's the saddest thing: I know full well that its future is assured as long as I care to do it.

2014 or Bust: The Pentagon's Building Boom in Afghanistan Indicates a Long War Ahead

Nick Turse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nick Turse

While the US officially insists that it is not setting up permanent bases in Afghanistan, the scale and permanency of the construction underway at Bagram seems to suggest, at the least, a very long stay.

No Firm Plans For A U.S. Exit in Afghanistan: "New York Times" | MARK MAZZETTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Obama administration sent a forceful public message Sunday that American military forces could remain in Afghanistan for a long time, seeking to b...

A Response to Joe Klein

George McGovern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
George McGovern

Some of our regular army and reservists have been fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan for nearly a decade -- longer than WWI and WWII combined. There is a limit to what even superb soldiers like ours can withstand.

No Changes In Afghanistan Despite McChrystal's Claims (VIDEO) | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

When asked by ABC's Diane Sawyer whether he had "turned the tide" in the Afghanistan war, Gen. Stanley McChrystal said, "I believe we're beginning to...

High Cost Of War Weighs On Obama's Troop Decision For Afghanistan

New York Times | CHRISTOPHER DREW | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

While President Obama's decision about sending more troops to Afghanistan is primarily a military one, it also has substantial budget implications tha...

Cost of War in Afghanistan: Over $172 Billion and Counting

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
ZP Heller

When you factor in the projected costs of long-term military occupation, interest, and veterans' benefits, we're talking about a war that will cost close to $1 trillion.