Nov 11 2015

Afghanistan Lies in Ruins As Taliban Forces Regain Control

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GUEST: Ann Jones is an independent scholar, journalist, and photographer, who has reported from Afghanistan for years. She is the author of ten books of nonfiction including, “Kabul in Winter: Life Without Peace in Afghanistan,” “War is Not Over When It’s Over: Women Speak Out On the Ruins Of War,” and “They Were Soldiers: How the Wounded Return From America’s War – The Untold Story.”

The unfolding war in Syria, and the on-going war in Northern Iraq, have eclipsed the US’s longest war – in Afghanistan, a war that was supposed to end months ago. Now, after the recent Taliban attack on Kunduz Province, everything seems to be unraveling.

The Taliban controls large swaths of Afghanistan, more than at any time since they were overthrown by the US and Afghan warlords in 2001. They have launched bold attacks on government offices, women’s shelters, and media outlets.

In the midst of the chaos, the US apparently on the advice of its Afghan allies, bombed a major hospital in Kunduz, run by Doctors Without Borders. The international aid agency, whose work in Afghanistan pre-dates even the US occupation, has accused the US of deliberately destroying the hospital and killing patients and medical staff.

What lies in Afghanistan’s future? The beleaguered nation that we invaded after 9/11 seems to lie in even greater ruin today than in 2001.

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