Saturday, 12 August 2017

As US Bombs Kill More Afghan Women and Kids, McCain's Plan? More War

As US Bombs Kill More Afghan Women and Kids, McCain's Plan? More War | Common Dreams:

The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, who denounced the Trump administration for offering "no strategy at all" for the war thus far, is putting forth his proposal as an amendment to 2018 National Defense Authorization Act. It includes increasing the number of combat troops, cementing "a long-term, open-ended" U.S. presence in the country, and affording the U.S. military broader authority to target extremist groups.
Among the details, as noted in McCain's press statement:
Increasing the number of U.S. counterterrorism forces in Afghanistan

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