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The War in Afghanistan

The war in Afghanistan, begun October 7, 2001, is already this nation’s longest war and it is escalating. Despite promises of a withdrawal in July 2011, the end does not now seem to be in sight. According to the National Priorities Project, the United States has spent $445 billion on war in Afghanistan and over $100 billion this year alone. Meanwhile, conditions in Afghanistan are getting worse-- particularly for women.

WAND calls for the forthcoming reduction in U.S. troop levels in Afghanistan to be significant and sizeable, and executed in an orderly fashion. A drawdown in foreign troops must also be tied to a social compact that provides for long-term, sustainable investment in aid that supports and empowers Afghan women. Please see WAND's Official Position on U.S. Involvement in Afghanistan for more information.

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Click here to read more resources and posts about the war in Afghanistan on our WAND Education Fund site.

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