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No More Blank Checks for War

• 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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