Putting a Stop to the 'Relentless Military Adventurism'

If your main motivation for learning about another country and its ways is so that you can more effectively subdue it in an unnecessary war, you will fail to understand the most important thing.

The Washington Post published an odd op-ed by Baktash Ahadi, who served as a combat interpreter for U.S. and Afghan special forces. Ahadi recounts how culturally clueless Americans serving in Afghanistan were and how this compromised the effectiveness of the U.S. mission there. Then he ends on this jarring note:

This isn’t just about Afghanistan. When it…

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