U.S. fails in Afghanistan

Recently the U.S. combat mission in Afghanistan came to an end. The longest war in the history of the U.S. ended with a no-frills ceremony. The NATO mission’s flag was taken down, and, just like that, the war ended. Of course, upon closer inspection, this is not at all the case. The Afghanistan that we leave behind is more fractured than ever. Not to mention that 10,000 U.S. troops will remain in the country for at least the next two years in “non-combat roles.” As U.S. citizens, I think we are obligated to admit our culpability in the creation of … Continue reading U.S. fails in Afghanistan

NATO broadens sanctions against Russia

By: Richard Meyer ~Copy Editor~ The U.S., along with help from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), broadened sanctions against Russia last week. NATO leaders met for a summit in Wales to discuss a possible ceasefire between Ukraine and Russia as a hiatus to the fighting that has been occurring since March. The ceasefire follows talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. Putin devised a seven-point plan for the truce which included the Ukrainian government forces pulling back to a distance that would make artillery fire against civilian areas impossible as well as prisoner exchange, among … Continue reading NATO broadens sanctions against Russia