Afghanistan war

Nolte: Afghanistan Is Not Worth One More American Life

Here’s the dirty little secret about Afghanistan… The people of Afghanistan, you know, the people we are trying to liberate…? Well, nowhere near enough of them want to be liberated. I’m sure some of them do, but not enough. Like Russia and Iraq, decades of authoritarianism have broken that country beyond repair.

ELWOOD, ILLINOIS - AUGUST 13: The remains of U.S. Army Spc. Michael Nance arrive for burial at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery on August 13, 2019 in Elwood, Illinois. Nance, who was assigned to Company B, 1st BN, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment 3rd BCT, 82nd Airborne, died July 29 of wounds …

Robert Gaines & Scott Horton: It’s Time to Stop Fighting Osama bin Laden’s War

Osama bin Laden is long dead, but his plans live on through American foreign policy. In 2001, al Qaeda consisted of only 400 ideologues in the far corners of the world. After the recent regime change wars in Iraq, Yemen, Libya and Syria, typical estimates place their membership at around 20,000. To top it all off, the American economy is out $5.6 trillion dollars for the whole failed project. This is not the legacy of a war to spread, or even protect, liberty and prosperity. Instead it is the legacy of an evil but gifted tactician, al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

Supporters of hardline pro-Taliban party Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Nazaryati (JUI-N) shout anti-US slogans during a protest in Quetta on May 2, 2011 after the killing of Osama Bin Laden by US Special Forces in a ground operation in Pakistan's hill station of Abbottabad. Pakistan said that the killing of Osama bin Laden …