Empire Files: The Forgotten Wars, Part I
The US war on Afghanistan will soon enter its 20th year. Two decades we’ve seen an endless loop of news stories: progress then setbacks, lies then revelations, a new end, then a new beginning. But, for the most part, it has simply vanished from media and politics–no longer discussed at all.
However, it has not vanished for those impacted–not for the people of Afghanistan, nor the young men and women sent to fight them.
In part one of the Empire Files series on the US empire’s forever war, Marine Corps infantryman turned anti-war activist John Motter tells Abby Martin the hidden reality of the Afghanistan War.
From units committing war crimes to protecting opium crops, John’s experience is a harrowing and sobering reminder of why the US urgently needs to leave.