Why Are We In Afghanistan?

I recently received an email that contained a link to a provocative video documentary on the war in Afghanistan.

The video is simply entitled “Why Are We In Afghanistan?”

The introductory statement to the documentary, found on its website, says,

“U.S military action in Afghanistan originated in response to the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. That was then. This is now. Reasons for the war have become more cloudy as other factors have developed.

This film looks at domestic pressures and geo-strategic interests that keep the U.S. in the region, and the long history of U.S. foreign interventions that forms the broader context for this war. We also see today peace movement continuing a long tradition – popular resistance to war.

Why We Are In Afghanistan? is an educational resource for communities, unions, veterans, active duty military, classes, and anyone who wonders why we are in Afghanistan, and what to do about it.”

This video commentary was written by Michael Zweig, economics professor, author, and political-economic activist. It was produced by the Center for Study of Working Class Life at Stony Brook University.

Click on the image above to view the video.

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