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Courageous teenagers are making waves in the U.S. regarding gun policies. What if international teen solidarity could subject U.S. military attacks in Afghanistan to the same horror and scorn so many now direct toward the National Rifle Association? more

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“Education is the path, especially in Afghanistan, toward a green, equal, and nonviolent world.” more

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Kabul, formerly one of the safest places in Afghanistan, has now become one of the most dangerous. more

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We cannot continue to look the other way as military and economic warfare destroys lives. We must not lose ourselves in trivia and fantasy while the foundation of our real existence is the inescapable misery and suffering of others. more

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The beauty and the tragedy of everyday life in a war zone. more

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On the anniversary of the longest war in U.S. history, we offer this reflection on how we got here. more

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The death toll of the “let’s kill the people who are trying to kill us" method is rising. more

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MASH this ain’t. more

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I wondered how Ellis’s guidelines for conflict resolution could be useful to people in the United States. more

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After 14 years of U.S. occupation, Afghans are voting with their feet more

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“There are no words for how terrible it was.” more

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“War costs us everything and resolves nothing.” more

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Image: U.S. Army File Photo In a strange experiment, a U.S. Army program embedded social scientists with armed military forces in Afghanistan and Iraq, beginning in 2007. The program finally just ended. Its closure was long overdue. The ... more

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It’s safe to say that the first two things Americans think of when they think of Muslims are violent terrorist attacks and the oppression of women. Image credit: RAWA more

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Until the American public demands the full disclosure about the Saudi role, we won’t understand the real circumstances of September 11 and the forming and funding of Al-Qaeda. Image credit: Pool/Getty Images more

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Since leaving the CIA Baer has become an outspoken commentator on intelligence-related matters in various venues, including CNN as its national security affairs analyst. Image credit: Kevin Toolis. more

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News agencies reported Saturday morning that weeks ago President Obama signed an order, kept secret until now, to authorize continuation of the Afghan war for at least another year. Image credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images more

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On July 10, 2014, in New York State, Judge David Gideon sentenced Mary Anne Grady Flores to a year in prison and fined her $1,000 for photographing a peaceful demonstration at the U.S. Air National Guard's 174th Attack Wing at Hancock Field... more

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Gates's just-published memoir has been making waves for its critique of the Obama team's handling of the Afghanistan War and for its potshots at Joe Biden. more

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Kabul, Afghanistan is "home" to hundreds of thousands of children who have no home. Many of them live in squalid refugee camps with families that have been displaced by violence and war. Bereft of any income in a city already burdened by hi... more

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