All Articles on War on Terror

A U.S. soldier fires an anti-tank rocket during a live-fire exercise in Zabul province, Afghanistan, in July 2010. (Photo: U.S. Army/flickr/cc) Views
US Public Remain the Tacit Accomplice in America's Dead End Wars
Honor the fallen, but not every war they were sent to fight
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The virus has put the realities of wealth inequality, health insecurity, and poor work conditions under a high-powered microscope. (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
So Long to American Exceptionalism
Over there is now over here: America’s pandemic role reversal.
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The attack on the Dasht-e-Barchi hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan on May 12, 2020 lasted for hours—described as a "four hours of hell"—and while some doctors, staff, and patients were able to find shelter in safe rooms, many were helpless in the face of the assailants.  (Photo: Frederic Bonnot/MSF) News
'They Came to Kill the Mothers': MSF Mourns After Sinister Attack on Maternity Ward in Kabul
"This country is sadly used to seeing horrific events. But what happened Tuesday is beyond words."
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While the administration claims that sanctions are targeting those in power, the sanctions really impact the ordinary people, especially women, children, minorities, refugees, the disabled and the sick. (Photo: Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA via Shutterstock) Views
Iranian Women Squeezed By US Sanctions, COVID-19 and Their Government
"The Iranian women’s movement is more isolated today than it has ever been in all my years of activism."
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Congress must, at a minimum, make a concerted effort to block Trump from starting a war because we’re in danger of foreclosing diplomacy with Iran for future presidents. (Photo: bakdc / Views
After Trump Vetoed the Iran War Powers Resolution, Congress Must Continue to Act
The bipartisan majority that has come together on this issue should not stop working to enact legislation to reclaim its war powers and block Trump from taking us to war with Iran.
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Reflecting on my own time as a soldier deployed to combat in Afghanistan, I hope that Covid-19 causes us to redefine what "patriotism" and "national security" really should mean. (Photo: Arby Reed/cc/flickr) Views
Celebrated to Death: Memorial Day Is Killing Us
The betrayal of the American soldier.
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Bush first said he wanted to attack Iraq because it was close to having a nuclear weapon. This was a damned lie. Iraq did not even have an active nuclear research program, and UN inspectors who had been on the ground there until 1998 so attested. (Photo: h/t Wikimedia Commons.) Views
If Only the US Had That $6.4 Trillion It Wasted on Iraq and Afghanistan Wars to Fight Covid-19 Pandemic
Not only did we waste $6.4 trillion, we continue to wast trillions more on war industries that don’t actually do us any good or make us perceptibly safer.
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Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo delivers remarks at the United Against Nuclear Iran Summit in New York City on September 25, 2018. (Photo: State Department photo) Views
Pressuring Iran Is Not the Answer to the US’s Middle East Woes
Military escalation against Iran would be reckless and counterproductive. It would keep the U.S. bogged down in a permanent confrontation against what is fundamentally a weak country that poses no clear threat to U.S. national security.
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A 2019 coalition study found that U.S.-led forces in Iraq and Syria killed 1,302 people, but Amnesty International disputed that number as too low. News
Critics Charge Pentagon 'Still Undercounting' Civilians Killed by US Military Overseas
"The difficult work of credibly investigating the aftermath of operations is the responsibility of the governments who engage in lethal actions."
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It has been obvious to many that the nation needs significant reform in health care funding and in the delivery of health care so that all in the U.S. have access to health care without financial impediment. (Photo: Rrenner—CC BY-SA 3.0) Views
Federal Investment for Public Health—or for Endless Wars?
One needs only to look at the Pentagon budget to find a ready source of funding for basic human needs.
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