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Cost of War in Afghanistan

We Don't Want You to Swim in the River

Kathy Kelly | Posted 06.15.2014 | Politics
Kathy Kelly

These weapons we tout aren't futuristic; they announce our lack of a future. But everywhere around us, we can spot people who are volunteering to live simply so that others can simply live.

The Genesis of Peace for Afghanistan

Nake M. Kamrany | Posted 08.18.2013 | Politics
Nake M. Kamrany

We have no purpose to be in Afghanistan for one more day or shed the blood of one more American soldier, kill one more innocent villager or spend one million dollars to kill one more Taliban.

Amanda Terkel

Tom Coburn's Unusual Solution For Getting Out Of Afghanistan | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) isn't quite sure how much longer the United States will be fighting in Afghanistan, although he does have an i...

Jason Linkins

Iraq-Afghanistan War Debt Includes Steep Price Tag For Air Conditioning | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.27.2011 | Politics

Forget the debt ceiling. Perhaps we should relocate our debt to Iraq or Afghanistan, where a lot of it is going anyway and where we are at least spending a king's ransom on air conditioning.

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...

Amanda Terkel

WATCH: Harry Reid 'Not Confident' About War In Afghanistan | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is unsure whether the war in Afghanistan is going to be a success and says the United States ...

Amanda Terkel

Dem Rep: Expect A 'Significant Presence' In Afghanistan For 8 To 10 More Years | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- Military commanders expect the United States to have a "significant presence" in Afghanistan for another eight to 10 years, according to...

For Mother's Day: End the Wars

Darcy Burner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Darcy Burner

My boy can't afford these wars we're embroiled in, and neither can the other children in our country. What they are costing us in blood and treasure is damaging his future, a concern I share with many other mothers.

2,951 Days in Afghanistan Is Enough

Rep. Eric J.J. Massa | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rep. Eric J.J. Massa

The time to bring this war to a conclusion is now and we must stand with a clear voice and demand it. It is simply impossible to impose a democracy on a nation that does not want it.

Afghanistan by the Numbers

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Metrics in war almost invariably turn out to occupy treacherous terrain. Think of it as quagmire territory, in part because numbers, however accurate (and they often aren't), can lie.