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Facts about Afghanistan

By Meaghan Murphy

September 27, 2010

Filed under Blogs

On Oct. 7, 2001, George W. Bush declared war in Afghanistan.  The mission was clear: find Osama Bin Laden, and put a halt to the Taliban and Al-Qaeda.  Now, nearly nine years and 1.09 trillion dollars later, most Americans remain...

On the war in Afghanistan

By Kevin Gallagher

September 27, 2010

Filed under Columns

This column is the second in a two-part series. To see part one, go here. Taliban propaganda, which can be viewed on websites like YouTube.com and MEMRITV’s coverage of Al Jazeera, has proven effective. Taking cues from al-Qae...

What’s up with the war in Afghanistan?

By Kevin Gallagher

September 26, 2010

Filed under Columns

Part 1 of a 2  part series It seems that the time when American leaders could arrogantly boast “We don’t negotiate with terrorists,” has passed. Despite the commitment of additional troops in the past year, the war ...

Nine years in and still no goals

By Matt Kushi

January 24, 2010

Filed under Columns

Almost nine years since the terror attacks of Sept. 11 and we still don’t know if the “War on Terror” is winnable. It is the most basic question we can ask when we consider military action, and we have no answer. This “War on...