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Securing Peace in Afghanistan After US Withdrawal
Nake M. Kamrany
Afghans have resisted foreign troops from antiquity until the present at an enormous cost of lives and wealth. The current resistance is no exception. The critical question, especially for Afghans, to consider is the issue of peace and war following the withdrawal of foreign troops.
Washington Puts Its Money on Proxy War
Managing Editor, TomDispatch.com
While the United States is currently engaged in just one outright proxy war -- Somalia -- it's laying the groundwork for the extensive use of surrogate forces in the future, training “native” troops to do the fighting (and dying) it doesn't want to do.
Afghan Troops Still Learning To Drive
Violence Against Women Is No Rationale for Military Violence
Kavita N. Ramdas
Feminist, Philanthropist, Mom
Aisha's noseless face should not be used as a symbol of Taliban resurgence. Instead, it is the face of modern day patriarchy, which continues to dominate social and cultural systems in most parts of the world.
Why Do Afghans Have a Life Expectancy of Only 44 Years?
Abdul Malik Mujahid
President, Sound Vision; Chair, Burma Task Force USA
President Obama is dangerously wrong for pursuing the military path in Afghanistan. It is one that will only exacerbate terrorism, as well as further destroy a nation crippled by thirty years of war.
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