First, it was the British Empire, and then the
"With his new order on Afghanistan, President (Barack) Obama has given substantial ground to what Martin Luther King Jr., in 1967 called 'the madness of militarism'", Norman Solomon, executive director of the Washington-based Institute for Public Accuracy, told IPS.
The proposed surge in
In a TV interview Tuesday, Obama said he was "absolutely convinced that you cannot solve the problem of
"If there is no military solution, why is the administration's first set of decisions to continue drone attacks and increase ground troops?" Marilyn B. Young, a professor of history at
Most political analysts point out that
[Excerpt of article by Thalif Deen, IPS]
17,000 troops to Afghanistan "a graveyard of empires".