Trump Plans Permanent Occupation of Afghanistan

On my first reporting trip to Afghanistan, I was surprised to find that so many people supported the US invasion. They loved President George Bush because he got rid of the hated Taliban regime. But when I asked what should the US do now, most answered “go home.” That was in January 2002, just three … Continue reading “Trump Plans Permanent Occupation of Afghanistan”

10 Myths About Obama’s Latest War in Iraq and Syria

Veteran foreign correspondent Reese Erlich was in northern Iraq at the start of the U.S. bombing campaign against Islamic State. He interviewed Kurdish leaders, peshmerga fighters and U.S. officials. He says the reality on the ground is far different from the propaganda coming out of Washington. 1. Islamic State presents an immediate threat to the … Continue reading “10 Myths About Obama’s Latest War in Iraq and Syria”