Afghanistan - Military Industrial Complex
Bombs have numbers. Humans have names. Our American military boasts a skill and passion for using numbers to turn names into yet more numbers. But these numbers have grown so gargantuan and out of control that one struggles to comprehend them.
Update (Jan. 11 9:33 am est.): NATO has confirmed two US service members were killed in a roadside blast that damaged a US convoy on Saturday.
If the latest U.S. soldier just killed in Afghanistan, as yet unidentified, was married, I can't help but wonder what U.S. officials are going to say to his (or her) spouse and possibly children when they offer her the flag that draped his casket a
...Authorized Almost a TRILLION More for 2020. Less than a day after 2000 documents were published proving the govt knew the Afghanistan War was unwinnable, Congress approved nearly a trillion dollars more. Why aren't more people angry about this?
The trove of U.S. "Lessons Learned" documents on Afghanistan published by the Washington Post portrays, in excruciating detail, the anatomy of a failed policy, scandalously hidden from the public for 18 years.
Whether the interactions they depicted had been frustrating, troublesome or downright hostile, my messages as an information officer were always rosy.
A devastating investigative report was published in the Washington Post on December 9th.