Now: Congress Debating Afghanistan War

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Now: Congress Debating Afghanistan War

WASHINGTON - The House is now debating a War Powers Resolution to withdraw U.S. forces from Afghanistan; see live video.

GARETH PORTER
Porter recently wrote the piece "Fiction of Marja as City Was U.S. Information War."

He is an investigative historian and journalist specializing in U.S. national security policy. His latest book is "Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam.

Also see an interview with Porter, "Offensive in Marja directed at U.S. public opinion."

PAUL KAWIKA MARTIN
Political director of Peace Action,
Martin said today: "A true debate in the House on Afghanistan is long
overdue. Today's vote about removing troops from Afghanistan by the end
of the year shows grave concerns about President Obama's military
strategy in Afghanistan. Many more members of Congress than vote today
to remove troops within nine months voice publicly and privately their
concerns about the extreme costs and efficacy of U.S. military strategy
in Afghanistan. As the president and many of his advisers have
mentioned, there's no military solution in Afghanistan. It's time to
transition from more military spending to investing in diplomacy,
development and economic stimulus that creates long-term stability in
the region."

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