Category: Afghanistan

Into the Memory Hole

Erasure or sublimation of memory makes it easier to shape the present by controlling or editing history. Doing so preserves a mythic version of a country’s identity, postulates Michael Brenner.

Forever Wars: Will They Ever End?

The wars since Sept. 11 are part of Joe Biden’s legacy, writes Nick Turse. But the president-elect enters the White House with an opportunity to make good on his pledge to end them. 

Biden’s Young Hawk: The Case Against Jake Sullivan

Either the national security adviser-designate and other “exceptionalists” are true believers, or rank cynics driven by ambition and enough intelligence or charisma to say what’s needed to justify U.S. aggression, says Danny  Sjursen.