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Force and Futility in Afghanistan

Monday, May 09, 2011

New Yorker staff writer Jon Lee Anderson discusses the ongoing war in Afghanistan and whether it’s time for coalition forces to leave the country. His article “Force and Futility,” in the May 16 issue of The New Yorker, tells what’s changed—and what has remained the same—in the region of Khost, Afghanistan, since the United States first tried to kill Osama bin Laden there in 1998.

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Comments [1]

Em

The killing of civillians is the "sad side story" of Afghanistan? Sorry to interupt the testosterone boys, but this kind of narrative is exactly why these conflicts continue to be fuelled. These kind of "Boys Own" version attract boys on both side of these wars, but inevitable when writers rent themselves to military leaders.

May. 09 2011 12:27 PM

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