U.S. forces bombed medical facilities in Afghanistan, dropped the most powerful non-nuclear bomb in the world on an Afghan village and often prevented journalists from assessing the toll. And, as in Iraq, the U.S. carried out torture in places like Bagram Air Base and the notorious Salt Pit CIA prison.

Unfortunately, current U.S. policy is only continuing the harm.

Read the full article at Newsweek.

Azadeh Shahshahani is the legal and advocacy director with Project South and a past president of the National Lawyers Guild. Khury Petersen-Smith is the Michael Ratner Middle East Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies.

Get more news like this, directly in your inbox.

Subscribe to our newsletter.