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House Democrats Call For Independent Investigation Into Kunduz Hospital Bombing
Rep. John Garamendi is also calling for the Pentagon's inspector general to investigate.
Afghanistan: China Surges In
Author, "The Watchman's File"
Question: How will China deal with the country that proved such an expensive and bloody disaster for both the U.S., its NATO allies -- and the U.S.S.R before them?
The True Cost Of 9/11
Publisher, Prism Magazine
Politicians should have a moment of truth and admit that the cost of these wars, both in human and economical terms, far outweighs what they have achieved on the ground.
The Deafening Silence About the War in the Deficit Debate
Human & Labor Rights Lawyer, Adjunct Professor of Internationa...
There is a lot of talk on Capitol Hill right now about the need to balance the federal budget. What is largely absent from this debate is any discussion of the wars -- and its affect on poor and working people.
Dateline Doha: Engaging The Islamic World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg
Fmr. U.S. Ambassador to Morocco; White House Middle East Adviser
Since President Obama was elected, the U.S.-Islamic Forum has striven to sustain the momentum borne from Obama's landmark address in Cairo and the new era ushered in by his election.
The 700 Military Bases of Afghanistan: Black Sites in the Empire of Bases
Managing Editor, TomDispatch.com
A spokesman for the U.S.-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) tells TomDispatch that there are, at present, nearly 400 U.S. and coalition bases in Afghanistan, including camps, forward operating bases, and combat outposts.
President Obama: Afghanistan Needs More Than a Military Solution
Adjunct Professor, New York University
The news media has an annoying tendency to focus on the symptoms, not the disease.
Two Guys Walk Into A Bar...
Venture capitalist-turned-writer; founder, The Good Men Project
These two guys set out to write a book about what it means to be a good man -- not self-help drivel, not book about guys for women.
Strategic Communications and the Graveyard of Empires
Former diplomat; affiliated with Georgetown University
A conflict between Richard Holbrooke and Admiral Michael Mullen over public diplomacy in Afghanistan could be no more than the usual Washington tempest in a teapot. Or it might reflect a major problem.
In Waiting To Strike Taliban, Pakistan Committed Strategic Blunder
When the Taliban overstepped their bounds, both literally and metaphorically, it led to greater public support for aggressive action, and gave the civilian leadership badly needed political cover to order the latest military operation against the militants.
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Let's Speak the Truth About Afghanistan
Veteran Journalist, Author
U.S. and NATO forces are not fighting "terrorists" in Afghanistan but a loose alliance of Pashtun warrior tribes whose resistance to foreign occupation is legendary.
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