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By: Dan McKnight

Chickenhawk John Bolton Doesn't Speak for Our Soldiers

The Chairman of BringOurTroopsHome.US responds to former National Security Advisor John Bolton, who has a long history of presuming to decide when soldiers should fight in wars he himself wouldn't.... read more

05

May

By: Kelley Vlahos

Our Secret Army of Contractors in Afghanistan

During the Global War on Terror, private defense contractors have often outnumbered uniformed soldiers in the Middle East. They must be included in any withdrawal from Afghanistan and elsewhere.... read more

29

Apr

By: Rand Paul

Rand Paul Endorses Biden's September Withdrawal from Afghanistan

Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky praises President Biden for his planned withdrawal from Afghanistan in September, a position Paul has supported for over a decade.... read more

29

Apr

By: Chris Stewart

GOP Rep. Chris Stewart Says Biden is Right to End the War in Afghanistan

In a new op-ed, Utah Congressman Chris Stewart says that as a conservative Republican and Air Force veteran he supports President Biden's plan to withdrawal from Afghanistan.... read more

28

Apr

By: Brad Polumbo

The Two Trillion Dollar Afghan War

A new analysis from Brown University's Cost of War Project has concluded that the two-decade war in Afghanistan has cost the United States a total of $2.261 trillion.... read more

28

Apr

By: Will Ruger

Will Ruger Smashes Withdrawal Critics

President Trump's nominee to be U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, Will Ruger, smashes arguments against a full military withdrawal.... read more

27

Apr

By: Bonnie Kristian

Joe Biden's Phony Afghan Withdrawal

Despite his assurances for a full military withdrawal from Afghanistan by September, President Biden is planning on maintaining a small presence there indefinitely, reports Bonnie Kristian.... read more

27

Apr

By: Peter Van Buren

When Did You Realize Afghanistan was Pointless?

Former State Department official Peter Van Buren writes about the different cultural offramps of the war in Afghanistan, when people realized it was over, and how much sooner it could have ended.... read more

26

Apr

By: James W. Pardew

The War in Afghanistan Was Never Working

As a diplomat and career Army intelligence officer, James Pardew could see as early as 2005 that the war in Afghanistan was not going as productively as the military brass was trying to sell it.... read more

23

Apr

By: Laurence M. Vance

Not One More Drop of Blood for Afghanistan

Critics of the withdrawal from Afghanistan have warned of negative consequences, including the worsening of conditions for the Kabul government. Do they weigh these as worth more than the lives of our soldiers?... read more

22

Apr

By: CST Editorial Board

No More Delays in Afghanistan Withdrawal, Says Chicago-Sun Times

Calling the war in Afghanistan "untenable," an editorial from the Chicago Sun-Times says we must do the only thing that makes sense and bring our troops home.... read more

21

Apr

By: Andrew Bacevich

What Afghanistan Can Teach Us About the Global War on Terror

The United States has been defeated in Afghanistan, writes ret. Col. Andrew Bacevich. This should teach us that our military cannot remake the world in our image, nor should it try.... read more

21

Apr

By: Matt Taibbi

A Conversation with a Disillusioned Soldier

Originally profiled in the NYT before his second deployment to Afghanistan in 2010, ret. U.S. Army Captain Adrian Bonenberger spoke to journalist Matt Taibbi about his disillusionment with the war, the announcement of the withdrawal, and his reflections a decade later.... read more

20

Apr

By: Ron Paul

March Out of Afghanistan, Says Ron Paul

President Biden has done a disservice to the American people and our soldiers by delaying the withdrawal from Afghanistan by four months, writes former Congressman Ron Paul of Texas.... read more

19

Apr

By: Maureen Dowd

The Lesson America Must Learn from Afghanistan

After an unnecessary, two decade long, slow rolling defeat in Afghanistan, the United States must learn that there are consequences for irresponsible military campaigns and that the U.S. Constitution should be put before the ego of politicians.... read more

19

Apr

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