Reckoning With the US-Caused Destruction of Afghanistan

by Kathy Kelly

“The troop withdrawal negotiated by President Joe Biden and U.S. military officials is not a peace agreement. Rather, it signals the end of an occupation resulting from an unlawful invasion, and while troops are leaving, the Biden Administration is already laying plans for ‘over the horizon’ drone surveillance, drone strikes, and ‘manned’ aircraft strikes which could exacerbate and prolong the war. US citizens ought to consider not only financial recompense for destruction caused by twenty years of war but also a commitment to dismantle the warfare systems that brought such havoc, chaos, bereavement, and displacement to Afghanistan.” (07/16/21)