The Never Ending War trap

Pepe Escobar always manages to draw a lot of threads into a cohesive picture.

Korea, Afghanistan and the Never Ending War trap

While the US-backed ‘Hunger Games’ in South Korea plow on, a ‘new strategy’ for Afghanistan is really all about business. But China is already there

August 23, 2017


US Army self-propelled howitzers take part in a military exercise near the DMZ in Paju, South Korea, on August 10, 2017. Photo: Reuters/Kim Hong-Ji

There are more parallels between an unfinished 1950s war in Northeast Asia and an ongoing 16-year-old war in the crossroads between Central and South Asia than meet the eye. Let’s start with North Korea.

Once again the US/South Korea Hunger Games plow on. It didn’t have to be this way.