Tag: Afghanistan

Action alert: wars are not gym memberships

Our longest war just got even longer.  President Obama just announced that the US will have boots on the ground in Afghanistan for another 2 ½ years. When Congress voted to authorize the war way back in 2001, they surely didn’t know they were authorizing a 15-year occupation. […]

Time for the “zero option” in Afghanistan?

  Reality seems to be setting in at the White House, with President Obama reportedly considering removing all troops from Afghanistan in 2014 rather than leaving a residual force. Increasingly frustrated by his dealings with President Hamid Karzai, President Obama is giving serious consideration to speeding up the […]

Call now! Votes to cut Pentagon waste

Today’s the day. Over the last couple of weeks, you have generated thousands of messages to representatives urging them to cut wasteful Pentagon spending. This morning, the House will start votes on a cavalcade of amendments to help rein in this waste. Our colleagues at the Friends Committee […]

Obama’s Afghanistan announcement

Tuesday night, President Obama announced that another 34,000 troops will come home from Afghanistan by this time next year. This is wonderful news for those 34,000 soldiers and their friends and families. But it’s not enough for the 32,000 troops and the Afghans who will still be mired […]