The War in Afghanistan Goes Global

Author: David Wildman and Phyllis Bennis

Abstract:

The Bush administration answered the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, with what it called the "global war on terror," first the assault on and invasion of Afghanistan and then the invasion and occupation of Iraq. More and more Americans joined the opposition to the Iraq war, but for some, Afghanistan remained "the good war." But was the war on Afghanistan ever a "good war"? The authors of Ending the US War in Afghanistan (Olive Branch Press, 2010) address these and other frequently raised questions in an easy-to-read style. The chapter reproduced here, "The War in Afghanistan Goes Global," is one of six chapters in the pocket-sized book. Other chapters are "The US War in Afghanistan," "The US Invasion of Afghanistan," "The US and Other Players in Afghanistan," "The Impact of the War," and "Ending the War."



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September 2010
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