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Civilian Casualties Hit Record High In Afghanistan

Reuters | Braden Goyette | Posted 02.14.2016 | World

KABUL (Reuters) - Civilian casualties of the war in Afghanistan rose to record levels for the seventh year in row in 2015, as violence spread across t...

Why Afghanistan Needs Its Own Mandela

Thomas White | Posted 10.06.2013 | World
Thomas White

We need to find the Malalai Joyas, the Ahmad Shah Massouds, and the yet unknown individuals, so we can tell their stories and fund their projects before the world loses the Afghans most capable of saving Afghanistan.

Taliban-US Peace Talks

Nake M. Kamrany | Posted 09.21.2013 | World
Nake M. Kamrany

It was a magnanimous act by President Obama to allow the Taliban to sit across a peace table with the United States last month to end the longest American war (12 years) in its history. If successful, negotiations will create a new phase in Afghanistan.

War in Afghanistan: The Unseen Sacrifice

James Wright | Posted 02.12.2013 | World
James Wright

Anonymous sacrifice in unseen wars is not healthy for a democracy. And with a military that represents less than 1 percent of the population, few Americans need personally to confront the human cost. But some surely do.

Yes, We're Still at War

Jennifer Wheeler | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics
Jennifer Wheeler

Murmurs of reinstating the draft are quietly pulsing through the media, and we should be listening. It may be a raw and terrifying idea to most, but the alternative -- being comfortable at war -- is so much worse.

The American Way of War

Robert Jay Lifton | Posted 07.06.2012 | Politics
Robert Jay Lifton

We've been involved militarily in Afghanistan for 10 years. Can we not, however belatedly, draw wisdom from the kind of war we have been fighting there, and have also fought in Iraq and Vietnam? It's time for us to confront and renounce this American way of war