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How America’s War Devastated Afghanistan’s Environment

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New Lines Magazine, 25 September 2023

Another painstakingly detailed report by Lynzy Billings, this time gathering evidence from Afghans who lived near vast bases say the US (and other nations’) military’s lack of protections poisoned the land and sickened their children, perhaps for generations.

That those testimonies are not plucked from (un)clean air is suggested by the fact that the US congress recently approved additional(!) $270bn for veterans with burn pit and exposure-related health conditions.

It makes a sickening but necesasy read, also as it is of universal value: wars everywhere destroy peoples’ health and the environment, but those in command do not have time for such considerations while busy with fighting.