It is time to truly end the US war in Afghanistan. It is pure folly and wholly counterproductive for the US to keep fighting in Afghanistan, paying the highest price in life and treasure, for one more day, let alone until a specific calendar date is reached. The current US strategy, which lacks critical political and economic transition elements, will neither accomplish US political objectives, nor provide security for the people of Afghanistan. As violence is currently on the rise, one can reasonably wonder what has been gained from years of remarkable expense and sacrifice.
Defense News Story on East Coast Missile Defense Quotes John Isaacs
â€œDeveloping a workable missile defense system for a new East Coast site is a long way off and would cost billions before one shovel breaks ground in New York,â€� Isaacs said.
Here & Now Interviews Chairman Ira Lechner on Nuclear Issues
Council chairman, Ira Lechner, joins Here & Now’s Robin Young to discuss nuclear weapons.
Iowa’s Top Political Blog Covers the Council’s Endorsement of Rep. Bruce Braley
The endorsement of the Council’s Board of Directors cited Rep. Braley’s efforts to secure GI Bill education benefits for 600 Iowa National Guard soldiers who were denied these benefits after returning from service in Iraq. The Board also cited his efforts to secure Respite Leave Benefits for more than 700 Iowa National Guard soldier that were denied their benefits. Legislation Rep. Braley introduced resulted in thousands of National Guard troops permanently securing access to their Respite Leave benefits.
Gilmer Mirror OpEd: We’ve Got to Get Out of that Place by John Isaacs & Usha Sahay
Rather than prolonging a war we shouldnâ€™t be fighting, Obama should take this opportunity finally to honor his commitment to bring our troops home.
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