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A new reason to kill thousands of people? Stay tuned for the answer!

Every day the attempts to justify the Af-Pak war reach new heights of creativity.  Today we have an essay in The New Yorker by Steve Coll, the first in a series explaining that we must  do something or other (he never explains what) for the sake of civilization. Also, Coll never describes the consequences of our …

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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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