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War on Afghanistan: Eight Years Too Long

MADRE - We have been told that the war is necessary to prevent al-Qaeda from using Afghanistan as a staging ground to launch renewed attacks on the US. Yet, General David Petraeus himself acknowledges that al-Qaeda is no longer in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace finds that, “The mere presence of foreign soldiers fighting a war in Afghanistan is probably the single most important factor in the resurgence of the Taliban.”

We have been told that the war is necessary to defend Afghan women. Yet, Afghan women know that their rights cannot be secured at gunpoint. Read more.

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