Mens de fleste forstår at Afghanistan krigen er tapt og at det hele har vært til stor skam for USA fortsetter landet sin krig i Afghanistan. Mens det pågår selvmordsrekorder blant krigsveteraner som har kjempet i Irak og Afghanistan i USA kritiseres landet for å sende soldater i krig som ikke en gang er ferdig utlært. Dette samtidig som antallet drepte i krig stiger, noe som har ført til at stadig færre i USA og andre NATO land er villige til å støtte krigen. Det er en håpløs krig.
Army Reserve members facing imminent deployment to Afghanistan are publicly charging that their company is not properly trained or mentally fit for battle. Several members of the Indiana-based 656th Transportation Company, which is due to activate August 22nd, are requesting a Congressional inquiry into the unit’s lack of readiness. Alejandro Villatoro, a sergeant in the company, is amongst those coming forward.
Sergeant Villatoro says, “The main reason I am doing this is that I want people to know the lack of training and education our soldiers been receiving, and the focus on the mission is just not adequate to win the hearts and minds of the Afghan people. All I am asking is more time to reevaluate the training and mental health of these soldiers before sending them into war.”
At risk to themselves, these soldiers are going public with firsthand experiences of failures in military training, mental healthcare, and leadership, which many veterans charge are problems endemic to the military. This comes as the Afghanistan War falls under increased scrutiny in the wake of the Wikileaked “War Logs” information.
The Colonial Williamsburg fife and drum corps lead Aerospace Industry Association (AIA) members to dinner on May 26, 2010 at their annual board of governors and membership meeting.
“War profiteering is defined by Stuart Brandes in his book ‘Warhogs, a History of War Profits in America,’ as ‘a gain in economic well-being obtained as a result of military conflict.’ As he shows, there is a long history of war profiteering in the United States and an equally long history of public disgust for it. One of the most quoted expressions of this disgust came from President Franklin D. Roosevelt in World War II: ‘I don’t want to see a single war millionaire created in the United States as a result of this world disaster.’”
Nick Mottern, Truthout