The Cost of War

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Greensboro Community Forum: Bring the War Dollars Home and Restore Our Communities

Monday, February 20, 2012 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Matt Hoh

Matt Hoh, former State Department official in Afghanistan. Hoh currently works at the Center for International Policy to advocate changes in US foreign policy towards Afghanistan.

Greensboro excitedly awaits a visit from Matthew Hoh on February 20th.

After resigning from his post as a senior State Department official in Afghanistan as a form of protest against US foreign policy, Hoh was named the Ridenhour Prize Recipient for Truth Telling. His writings have appeared in multiple national newspapers, and the Council on Foreign Relations has cited Matthew’s resignation letter as an Essential Document.


6pm—Opening Reception on the 2nd Floor of Elon Law school. AFSC Issues Report Card on the War in Afghanistan

The American Friends Service Committee (Kansas City, MO)  has recently issued a “Report Card on Performance and Progress for the U.S. War in Afghanistan.”  As with all report cards, to be meaningful, this report card must offer comments that provide details of how things are going.  It must offer practical suggestions for improvement, when improvement is necessary.  The AFSC report card does an excellent job, in my opinion, of providing important details and of offering sensible, practical recommendations for improvement.

EWO resources for teachers and youth

The following resources may be useful to teachers and youth attending the Eyes Wide Open exhibit or when preparing to deal with recruiters.

Cost of War

The Iraq war took the lives of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis and thousands of U.S. military personnel. It is also cost $720 million dollars each day - dollars that could have been spent in much more constructive ways.

Eyes Wide Open - The Cost of War to Indiana

Eyes Wide Open on display at Monroe County Courthouse, Bloomington.

Eyes Wide Open on display at Monroe County Courthouse, Bloomington.

Illinois - The Cost of War

The Cost of War and Eyes Wide Open on display at Indiana University, Bloomington

Eyes Wide Open and The Cost of War on display at Indiana University, Bloomington.

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