Losing the Moral High Ground

Berrigan, Frida; Feffer, John
October 2009
Foreign Policy in Focus;10/7/2009, p1
The article examines the evolving war strategy of the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama in Afghanistan. The decision of the Obama administration to continue the policy adopted by former President George W. Bush in Afghanistan is considered a sign of moral decline in the conduct of war. It is suggested that despite promises made by Obama, his administration inherited the legal and moral morass of Guant�namo.


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