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The advocates for the Af-pak war demonstrate their bankruptcy. Will the American public notice?

Polls show that support for the Af-pak war is fading.  The standard rationals for the war — prevent another 9-11, nation-building — are demolished.  The debate has shown the war’s advocates without an substantive reasons for the war.  We will soon see if the American public notices.  Or cares.  Or can make its voice heard. …

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Foust describes the case for our war in Afghanistan

Today’s must-read article about the war: “The Case for Afghanistan: Strategic Considerations“, Joshua Foust, Registan, 27 August 2009. The second in this series (the first was discussed here); it deserves to be read in full.  Please do so, as the Af-pak war may have vast effects on the US and the world.  Here are Foust’s …

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We must stay in Afghanistan to prevent atomic war!

This post examines one of the mechanisms maintaining support for the war.  Someone has a vision of a horrible possible future.  He believes this so important that we must devote vast resources to prevention, with… no thought of its probability of occurrence, no effort to calculate the costs in money and blood of his recommendations, no effort to evaluate …

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