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No More Blank Checks for War

• thenation.com By Rep. Barbara Lee

Nearly 17 years into the war in Afghanistan, there is still no end in sight. Our strategy and goals for the region are murky and ill-defined—and yet, while the violence continues unabated, the media and Congress have turned a blind eye to the conflict.1

Despite the trillions of dollars spent on the so-called War on Terror—a sum that could have sent every young person in the United States to college—we have invested almost nothing in a peace process to draw down our military operations.2

Even worse, what started as one conflict has now ballooned into a war zone that touches nearly every corner of the globe.

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