As the U.S. prepares to wind down its occupation of Afghanistan, the U.S. relationship with Pakistan is moving central to the agenda. But how much do U.S. peace activists really know about Pakistan, its problems and the long history of U.S. interference there?
Submitted by ujpadmin1 on Fri, 10/14/2011 - 9:43am.
When: Monday, October 17, 2011, 7:00 pm
to 9:00 pm
Where: First Parish • 35 Church St • 71 bus from Harvard Square • Watertown
2011 Oct 17 - 7:00pm
2011 Oct 17 - 9:00pm
Jonathan Steele has covered Afghanistan for the Guardian (London) for more than thirty years, and was part of the Guardian team which published the Wikileaks Afghanistan cables. His latest book, Ghosts of Afghanistan: The Haunted Battleground, will be published by Counterpoint in October.
October 2011 marks ten years of U.S. war and occupation in Afghanistan. Steele was one of the few Western analysts who predicted that a US invasion of Afghanistan would be a disaster. Although President Obama has announced withdrawal of some troops, the Administration’s plan really envisions a long-term military occupation. So Afghanistan should remain high on everyone's agenda as the 2012 election campaign approaches.