America’s Foreign Conflicts Can’t Be Solved By Invasions, High-Tech Military Toys

U.S. needs to look at alternative ways to eliminate threats

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Marines in Afghanistan (Sergeant Joseph R. Chenelly, United States Marine Corps)

How the Taliban won

America’s defeat in Afghanistan should raise some pertinent questions. Why do we need a huge, expensive military budget, if our armed forces can’t seem to achieve convincing victories on the battlefield? What’s the point of half a billion-dollar stealth bombers that drop laser-guided missiles on men in $50 tents? Evidently in Afghanistan, it didn’t win the war.

Losing the Peace

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Manny Otiko writes about race, politics and sports. He has been published in Salon and LA Weekly. Follow him on Twitter @mannyotiko.

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