Reading Time: 4 minutes Americans learned this week that the Afghanistan adventure they have been paying for is a gigantic mess. We take a look into the future to see what will happen when the US finally withdraws.
Reading Time: 3 minutes As usual, WhoWhatWhy was on the case early. We’re proud of our record on being ahead of the curve!
Reading Time: 3 minutes Despite President Donald Trump’s stunning announcement this month, Afghan peace talks are not yet dead. They are, however, only a first step on a long road to peace.
Reading Time: 3 minutes The US has spent millions of dollars on drug treatment programs in Afghanistan. For what? The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction tried to answer that question but did not find a good answer.
Reading Time: 15 minutes Bowe Bergdahl’s story exemplifies government dysfunction, political posturing, and a failed American policy.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Afghan forces are unlikely to field enough pilots to fly US-supplied Black Hawk helicopters after planned US withdrawal.
Reading Time: 15 minutes Is there a way forward in Afghanistan? A conversation with Laurel E. Miller, a senior foreign policy expert at RAND.
Reading Time: 4 minutes A new government report concludes that the US’s ongoing effort — now in its 17th year — to stabilize and reconstruct Afghanistan has been marred by misspending, corruption, and incompetence.
Reading Time: 20 minutes A look at how the US has favored and funded terror groups since long before 9/11.
Reading Time: 2 minutes US leaders love to proclaim their full-throated support for the troops. Yet these same leaders never seem to miss an opportunity to send them to defend “American values” where they are not under attack. The toll on the lives of these young men and women and their families is devastating.