TheRealNews on Aug 21, 2017
After 16 years and over a trillion dollars’ worth of fighting, the U.S. has accomplished none of its stated goals–except the goal of enriching the flourishing military-industrial complex.
Updated: Aug. 22, 2017
State Dept. Official Who Quit in 2009 over U.S. War in Afghanistan Speaks Out on Trump’s Troop Surge
Democracy Now! on Aug 22, 2017
https://democracynow.org – President Trump has announced plans to escalate the U.S. war in Afghanistan—already the longest war in U.S. history. While Trump offered few specifics during his prime-time address Monday night, he has reportedly already signed off on a plan to send about 4,000 more troops to Afghanistan. For more we speak with Matthew Hoh, who resigned from the State Department in 2009 over the Obama administration’s escalation of the war in Afghanistan. Prior to his assignment in Afghanistan, he served in Iraq and Afghanistan including time as a Marine Corps company commander in Anbar Province.
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