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Leid Stories—Commander in Chief Looks Forward to His First Nice Wars, Starting in Afghanistan and South Asia—08.22.17

President Donald Trump yesterday announced to soldiers at the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va., that U.S. military policy and tactics in Afghanistan and South Asia have been revised. He did not spell out the changes he has made, saying that it’s about “killing terrorists.” Leid Stories listeners discuss Trump’s speech, paying attention to what he was communicating, even …

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Nadia Prupis – Post-9/11 Wars Have Cost Nearly $5 Trillion (and Counting): Reportc

The U.S. military interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan have cost taxpayers nearly $5 trillion and counting, according to a new report released to coincide with the 15th anniversary of the attacks. Dr. Neta Crawford, professor of political science at Brown University, released the figures in an independent analysis(pdf) of U.S. Departments of Defense, State, Homeland Security, and Veteran Affairs spending, as …