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David McReynolds :
Afghanistan: Trump was right the first time

During the campaign he pledged to get out. Now the killing will continue. By David McReynolds | The Rag Blog | August 21, 2017 I’ve just finished listening to Trump’s speech on Afghanistan. While generally I have been hostile to … finish reading David McReynolds :
Afghanistan: Trump was right the first time

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Lamar W. Hankins :
Bowe Bergdahl, the ‘universal soldier,’ and the true cost of war

As long as there are people who will agree to fight to kill others for the whims of a nation state’s leaders, we will continue to have war. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | June 19, 2014 … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
Bowe Bergdahl, the ‘universal soldier,’ and the true cost of war

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Tom Hayden :
The negotiated release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

Public opinion supports Bergdahl but Republicans and neocons are grumbling about his anti-war statements and rumors that he went AWOL. By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog | June 5, 2014 After the negotiated release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, I … finish reading Tom Hayden :
The negotiated release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

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Ron Jacobs :
BOOKS | Anand Gopal’s ‘No Good Men Among the Living’

Through the lives of three Afghans, Gopal creates a vivid history of  the U.S. occupation and exposes the lies and misunderstandings the war is based on. By Ron Jacobs | The Rag Blog | April 20, 2014 [No Good Men … finish reading Ron Jacobs :
BOOKS | Anand Gopal’s ‘No Good Men Among the Living’

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Tom Hayden :
The Taliban are winning

This war never should have happened because it was always unwinnable, unaffordable, and therefore unpopular. By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog | March 12, 2014 The U.S. national security elite, mainstream media, and therefore most of the American people, … finish reading Tom Hayden :
The Taliban are winning

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Jack A. Smith : Afghanistan’s Karzai Lets Cat Out of the Bag

Afghan president Hamid Karzai. Photo by Massoud Hossaini / Agence France-Presse / Getty Images. But then, again…Afghan War may end by 2024 Washington evidently was taken aback by Karzai’s unexpected public revelations that made it clear President Obama is anxious, … finish reading Jack A. Smith : Afghanistan’s Karzai Lets Cat Out of the Bag

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Steve Russell : Hiding Behind a Girl

We are all Malala. Photo from Reuters.I am Malala: Hiding behind a girl By Steve Russell | The Rag Blog | January 10, 2013 It is we sinful women who come out raising the banner of truthup against barricades of … finish reading Steve Russell : Hiding Behind a Girl

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Ed Felien : Malalai Joya is a Champion for Afghan Women

Malalai Joya. Image from antiwarcommittee.com.A champion for Afghan women:On hearing Malalai Joya By Ed Felien / The Rag Blog / April 12, 2011 MINNEAPOLIS — I met the bravest person in the world Friday night, April 1, at St. Joan … finish reading Ed Felien : Malalai Joya is a Champion for Afghan Women

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Bob Feldman : A People’s History of Afghanistan /Conclusion

Iran-Turkmenistan gas pipeline. The Turkmenistan government is apparently still interested in moving forward with a pipeline through Afghanistan. Photo from Tehran Times.Conclusion: 2001-2010A People’s History of Afghanistan By Bob Feldman / The Rag Blog / July 18, 2010 [If you’re … finish reading Bob Feldman : A People’s History of Afghanistan /Conclusion

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Bob Feldman : A People’s History of Afghanistan /14

Hamid Karzai with U.S. Special Forces during Operation Enduring Freedom in 2001. Photo from U.S. Military / Wikimedia Commons.Part 14: 1998-2001A People’s History of Afghanistan By Bob Feldman / The Rag Blog /July 10, 2010 [If you’re a Rag Blog … finish reading Bob Feldman : A People’s History of Afghanistan /14

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Bob Feldman : A People’s History of Afghanistan /13

An Afghani man sits in the rubble of Kabul, Afghanistan in 1995. Image from Countries and their Cultures.Part 13: 1992-1998A People’s History of Afghanistan By Bob Feldman / The Rag Blog /July 5, 2010 [If you’re a Rag Blog reader … finish reading Bob Feldman : A People’s History of Afghanistan /13

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Who Should We Believe? : Faisal Shahzad, and the Gulf of Tonkin

Gulf of Tonkin incident, off the coast of North Vietnam, August 2, 1964. Illustration by E.J. Fitzgerald (1980) / U.S. Navy Historical Center / Wikimedia Commons.Who should we believe?How foreign policy lies lead to war By Harry Targ / The … finish reading Who Should We Believe? : Faisal Shahzad, and the Gulf of Tonkin

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