Daily Archives: July 11, 2011

End The War, Not Just The Surge

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“There is no military solution to the complex and long-standing sociopolitical problems facing Afghanistan and the region. As long as a U.S. policy of large-scale military aggression continues, Afghans will resist what they perceive as another foreign invasion and occupation of their country. We need a new vision and approach in Afghanistan. This starts with a cease-fire and a full withdrawal of U.S. combat forces. To lay the groundwork for domestic stability and security, Afghanistan needs an Afghan-led, Afghan-owned reconciliation process and the diplomatic and humanitarian support of a broad-based international coalition….”

Author: Brian J. Trautman, U.S. Army veteran, peace educator/activist, and member of Veterans For Peace in Albany, New York
Published in: HuntingtonNews.net (at http://www.huntingtonnews.net/); NewClearVision (at http://www.newclearvision.com/)
Date: July 10 and 12, 2011

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