Rethink Afghanistan: Pull out or stay in?
SWANA Host/Producer Nile El Wardani will speak to:
US Marine Corp Sergeant Devon Read (Afghanistan 2003), among others.
After eight years of U.S. military engagement in Afghanistan, violence and instability still prevail. The military approach to Afghanistan is not succeeding; further application of American military force will not bring stability to the country or security to our own.
With over 90 percent of U.S. funding in Afghanistan directed toward military purposes, non-military strategic options are not being pursued. The problems facing Afghan society are economic, social and political in nature, and require economic, social and political solutions. The U.S. can play a more constructive role in Afghanistan by engaging civil society than by waging war.
For more information: http://rethinkafghanistan.com/