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Washington Demands Acquiescence in Afghanistan

War and conflict rarely benefit the lives of ordinary people. Indeed, the very nature of war is destructive. In the case of Afghanistan, once the US war and occupation ended, any delusive stability or vitality in the nation’s economy collapsed too.

Numbers and statistics only go so far in describing the human condition of postwar-Afghanistan. The United Nations Development Program reported in September that 72 percent of the Afghan population lives in poverty, with 97 percent at risk. As many as 14 million Afghans are endangered by famine, induced by severe drought that has struck the nation for the second time in three years, threatening to spread malnourishment among one million children younger than five. Much of the population cannot afford or access food and water, the banks are collapsing, and the nation’s financial system has shattered. A threat of terror still persists, to an unknown extent, under the flag of ISIS-K, despite the inauguration of a new Taliban regime and the end of the American war. To make matters worse, the threat of Covid also exists; inadequately funded and undeveloped health providers cannot be expected to provide effective care for millions of people.