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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Milestones (Or What Passes for Them in Washington) A Multi-Trillion-Dollar Bridge to Nowhere in the Greater Middle East

Milestones (Or What Passes for Them in Washington)
A Multi-Trillion-Dollar Bridge to Nowhere in the Greater Middle East
By Andrew J. Bacevich
We have it on highest authority: the recent killing of Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour by a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan marks “an important milestone.” So the president of the United States has declared, with that claim duly echoed and implicitly endorsed by media commentary -- the New York Times reporting, for example, that Mansour’s death leaves the Taliban leadership “shocked” and “shaken.”
But a question remains: A milestone toward what exactly?
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http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/176147/tomgram%3A_andrew_bacevich%2C_america's_sinkhole_wars/#more

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