Category: Anti-War & International Law

What Would a Responsible Plan to End the U.S. War in Afghanistan Look Like?


Author and analyst Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C. was the keynote speaker at the 2009 Annual Peace Conference in Grand Island October 24. Focusing on the dangers of escalating the U.S. presence in Afghanistan, Bennis warned that the widening quagmire in that war-torn nation threatens to become, in her words, “Obama’s Vietnam.”

The following excerpt from her new book co-authored with David Wildman, Ending the U.S. War in Afghanistan: A Primer(Interlink Publishing, November 2009, provides an ‘exit strategy’ for the U.S. to begin honorably extricating itself from this eight-year-long conflict. Given the steadily deteriorating situation in Afghanistan, her message could not be more urgent.

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