Billions spent on Afghan army ultimately benefited Taliban
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Billions spent on Afghan army ultimately benefited Taliban

By ROBERT BURNS August 16, 2021 Built and trained at a two-decade cost of $83 billion, Afghan security forces collapsed so quickly and completely — in some cases without a shot fired — that the ultimate beneficiary of the American…
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Letters to the Editor: The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were about U.S. imperialism, not terrorism

by : The Angeles Times , Jim Lafferty , Lloyd Handler , George Callas To the editor: The real reason why the United States entered into its 20-year war in Afghanistan is actually quite clear. (“The U.S. war in Afghanistan is over — but…
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Biden has blood on his hands today, lives were sacrificed for political spin

By : Paul Baldwin Head of Comment , EXPRESSLet's be clear about why 95 people, including 13 US servicemen (at time of writing), are dead today: because Biden wanted an easy soundbite to spout on the anniversary of 9/11. In two weeks time…
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Billions Spent on Afghan Army Ultimately Benefited Taliban

By ROBERT BURNS , AP NEWSWASHINGTON (AP) — Built and trained at a two-decade cost of $83 billion, Afghan security forces collapsed so quickly and completely — in some cases without a shot fired — that the ultimate beneficiary of the…
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As Afghanistan Reverts, Iraq Makes Steady Progress

by : Paul Bremer and David C. Gompert , WSJ OPINION The Afghan army’s failure to slow the Taliban’s seizure of power contrasts starkly with generally favorable developments in Iraq. As Afghanistan descends into the abyss, Iraq advances…
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Afghanistan Proves The US Military Needs Its Budget Slashed To Ribbons

by : CALTINJOHNSTONE , Caitlin Johnstone US officials are telling the press that Kabul will fall to the Taliban within 90 days and perhaps within the month as US troops withdraw from the war-torn nation.“One official, who like others…
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The Footsteps of ISIS in Afghanistan

by : Mohammad Hossein Jafarian The viewpoints of Moscow, Tehran and even Delhi and Beijing against the Taliban have surprised many these days. Strangely enough, the United States and Pakistan have the same idea, as well. This is the…
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George W. Bush Should Shut Up and Go Away

by : Andrew Mitrovica , ALJAZEERA By now, George W Bush should have completed volumes one and two of his prison letters.But, as we know, the world is not a just place. So, like all the other American presidents who have avoided the…
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US Military Drawdown in Mideast is for Real

by : Daniel Williams , ASIA TIMES The US is finalizing plans to shrink its global constellation of military bases and shift war-making resources to the Far East, where Washington thinks they might prove more useful to confront China.When…
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Why US Military Failed in Afghanistan & What it Means for World Order

by : Syed Ata Hasnain , the quint As the US withdraws from Afghanistan one is reminded of similar retreats by it and others from expeditionary operations in the last few decades. Most famously, US withdrawal from Vietnam generated…