Patrick Cockburn's new book looks at the legacy of recent wars, as well as at how convoluted ongoing conflicts in the Middle East truly are.
Having spent an estimated $1 trillion and having sacrificed the lives of 2,150 soldiers, the US finds itself increasingly consigned to observer status in Afghanistan.
Jen Chien is a producer for the National Radio Project. She joined Making Contact in 2012. She reports and produces segments for KALW especially on the education and economic inequality beats.