From the UK: A father's lament for a son killed in Afghanistan, and a fellow soldier's reply

 In Afghanistan, Middle East, Pakistan, troops, Veterans, War

Devastatingly frank and difficult to read, this is from our colleagues at Stop the War UK, an article in the Independent by Stuart Alexander, whose son Sam died in Afghanistan, and a reply from another soldier. ┬áVery critically, Stuart asks if his son’s death was a price worth paying; the soldier replies that in his opinion, Sam’s death and those of his comrades was not worth it. A must read for anyone who supports the war but has no personal connection to it. As a parent, this brought me to tears.

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    Sunk costs are such a poor excuse for the waste of human lives. Cf Gayle Lemmon’s account of resilience of women in Afghanistan and its promise for peace.

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