Published on Monday, May 26, 2014 by Common Dreams – Sarah Lazare, staff writer The White House accidentally revealed the identity of the top CIA officer in Afghanistan on Sunday, the Washington Post revealed. The error was made when the name of the "Chief of Station" in Kabul was included on a list, sent to […]
U.S. spent roughly $25 billion last year on what’s loosely known as security assistance
More than 24,000 MRAPs were built for troops in Iraq and Afghanistan starting in 2007 in a crash program that cost some $45 billion, according to Pentagon figures.
Be careful, North Korea, Maher warned, “With Afghanistan winding down, America is dangerously close to not having a war. And if you know our history, you know that is something we will not tolerate.”
A NATO air attack in eastern Afghanistan has killed at least 10 children, officials said Sunday.
…ironically, the U.S. will most likely end up negotiating with the Taliban to end this war, something our government refused to do after 9-11 when it launched the invasion instead. So, 11 years of war, more than 2,000 U.S. troops dead and tens of thousands wounded will have all been for nothing, to arrive at the same opportunity that was available without America’s longest war. Thousands of Afghans have been killed, and the population has suffered enormously.
The good news is that the vast majority of soldiers are loath to kill in battle. Unfortunately, modern armies, using Pavlovian and operant conditioning, have developed sophisticated ways of overcoming this instinctive aversion. The psychological cost for soldiers, as witnessed by the increase in post-traumatic stress, is devastating. The psychological cost for the rest of us is even more so..