AFSC national staff Peter Lems speaks at Guilford College on the war in Afghanistan and non-violent movements working for peace
By AFSC intern Rebecca Muller
It is often hard to fathom that the war in Afghanistan has been going on for almost a decade. The United States has increased military spending 81 percent since 2001 and by May 20, 2010 the combined cost passed 1 trillion dollars. Since Hamid Karzai was elected in 2005 the level of deaths in Afghanistan has only increased.
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