The Narrative Myth that a Taliban Resurgence is New in Afghanistan

Despite a recent slew of headlines implying the contrary, the Taliban gaining ground in Afghanistan is not a new development resulting from the Biden Administration’s recent actions. August 6th, Wall Street Journal: “Taliban Gains Ground in Afghanistan Amid U.S. Troop Withdrawal” August 7th, National Public Radio: “As The Taliban Gain Ground In Afghanistan, The U.S. …

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The Legal Basis and Expansion of the War on Terror

The 17th anniversary of the September 11th attacks has passed, the 2001 events which prompted the Bush administration to launch airstrikes and deploy combat troops in Afghanistan, Iraq, and eventually Somalia. Obama followed where Bush left off, continuing air strikes and/or ground troops in four additional countries, bringing the total to seven. Two years into …

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