VIDEO: The U.S. War in Afghanistan Is Now 16 Years Old. Trump Has No Plans to End It.

On October 7, 2001, the U.S. invaded Afghanistan. The war is now 16 years old — and that’s not even counting the decade of U.S. intervention in the country during the Cold War.

Donald Trump once advocated the “speedy withdrawal” of U.S. troops from that country. As president, however, he’s gone in the opposite direction, demanding the U.S. must now “fight to win.” 

As Phyllis Bennis, director of the IPS New Internationalism project, explains in this short video, Trump’s plans to extend the war he once supported ending are even more worrisome for their lack of transparency. He’s not said how many new troops he’ll send or how long they’ll be deployed. Worse still, civilian casualties in multiple U.S. wars have been on the rise since he took office — by 67 percent in just six months.

It’s clear by now that the solution to terrorism won’t come from using military power, Bennis explains. That can only be achieved by diplomacy. “It’s harder, it takes longer, it’s not as sexy, it’s not sexy on CNN, it’s not any of those things,” she concludes. “But it’s the only thing that will work.” 

Video by Victoria Borneman and Peter Certo.

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China May Shelve Plans to Build Dams on Its Last Wild River – National Geographic


National Geographic
China May Shelve Plans to Build Dams on Its Last Wild River
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Some of this water has spilled down from glaciers on the Tibetan plateau, filling a channel that snakes 1,700 miles (2,736 kilometers) through China, then Myanmar and Thailand, before spilling into the Andaman Sea. … A farmer harvests barley in Chala

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China May Shelve Plans to Build Dams on Its Last Wild River – National Geographic


National Geographic
China May Shelve Plans to Build Dams on Its Last Wild River
National Geographic
Some of this water has spilled down from glaciers on the Tibetan plateau, filling a channel that snakes 1,700 miles (2,736 kilometers) through China, then Myanmar and Thailand, before spilling into the Andaman Sea. … A farmer harvests barley in Chala

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China May Shelve Plans to Build Dams on Its Last Wild River – National Geographic


National Geographic
China May Shelve Plans to Build Dams on Its Last Wild River
National Geographic
Some of this water has spilled down from glaciers on the Tibetan plateau, filling a channel that snakes 1,700 miles (2,736 kilometers) through China, then Myanmar and Thailand, before spilling into the Andaman Sea. Picture … A farmer harvests barley

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China May Shelve Plans to Build Dams on Its Last Wild River – National Geographic


National Geographic
China May Shelve Plans to Build Dams on Its Last Wild River
National Geographic
Some of this water has spilled down from glaciers on the Tibetan plateau, filling a channel that snakes 1,700 miles (2,736 kilometers) through China, then Myanmar and Thailand, before spilling into the Andaman Sea. Enlarge … A farmer harvests barley

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France Plans to Extend Emergency Powers for Euro 2016, Tour de France – Wall Street Journal


Wall Street Journal
France Plans to Extend Emergency Powers for Euro 2016, Tour de France
Wall Street Journal
PARIS—France's Prime Minister Manuel Valls said the government plans to extend its state-of-emergency powers until the end of July to cover this summer's Euro 2016 soccer tournament and the Tour de France cycling race. The government declared a state …
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Alphabet and Facebook’s Stratospheric Internet Plans Get Tangled in High-Altitude Red Tape – MIT Technology Review


MIT Technology Review
Alphabet and Facebook's Stratospheric Internet Plans Get Tangled in High-Altitude Red Tape
MIT Technology Review
Although each country's national airspace extends to the edge of space, generally understood as 100 kilometers up, commercial regulators have mostly ignored the stratosphere, says Cassandra Steer, a researcher at the Center for Research on Air and

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New guidance on economically targeted investments in retirement plans from US Labor Department

The U.S. Labor Department has issued new guidance regarding economically targeted investments (ETIs) made by retirement plans covered by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. ETIs are investments that are selected for the benefits they create in addition to the investment return to the employee benefit plan investor. |||||||http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/ebsa/EBSA20152045.htm

Murkowski plans drought hearing in October – Politico

Murkowski plans drought hearing in October
Politico
Welcome to Morning Ag where your host can still taste the BBQ from the Third Annual ProAg and ProTrade cookout on Labor Day: http://bit.ly/1g8oOlk. You know the deal: Thoughts, news, … ERNST: IOWA POULTRY PRODUCERS AT ODDS OVER VACCINE: Egg, turkey

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