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Every American Should Watch Abby Martin’s New Afghanistan War Documentary

Three US Army (USA) Soldiers from 1st Battalion (BN), 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR), Task Force Panther, 82nd Airborne Division (AD), Kandahar Army Airfield, Afghanistan (AFG), pause on top of a hill before proceeding towards their remain over night (RON) site on the outskirts of Shinkay Village, Afghanistan
Three US Army (USA) Soldiers from 1st Battalion (BN), 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR), Task Force Panther, 82nd Airborne Division (AD), Kandahar Army Airfield, Afghanistan (AFG), pause on top of a hill before proceeding towards their remain over night (RON) site on the outskirts of Shinkay Village, Afghanistan. (US ARMY PHOTO BY SSG LEOPOLD MEDINA JR. 021219-A-1797M-034)

Abby Martin’s new documentary, “Afghanistan War Exposed: An Imperial Conspiracy,” is a tour de force, a must watch for every American seeking a holistic understanding of American’s longest-running war.

(Mintpress News) The perpetual occupation of Afghanistan has become so normalized that it mostly serves as background noise to most Americans. It’s even jokingly referred to as the “Forever War,” accepted as just another constant reality. A soldier dies now and again, a couple of dozen civilians get killed in another bombing. It’s never enough to stir the population to pressure Washington enough to stop it. And the endless war drags on.

From George W. Bush to Barack Obama, to Donald Trump, every U.S. president has promised to end the war. But their plans to bring the troops home inevitably require first sending more troops to the country. You can’t look at all this rhetoric and reality and not conclude that the United States wants to stay in Afghanistan forever. And there is a reason, despite an unresolvable military quagmire, that the Empire won’t let go of Afghanistan.

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In this latest “Empire Files” documentary, journalist Abby Martin covers reveals the reality of  America’s Wars in Afghanistan, from the CIA construct of the 1980s through today’s senseless stalemate. MintPress brings you documentary in its entirety, published with permission from filmmaker Abby Martin.

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