PhD Candidate David Evans Writes for Foreign Relations Journal

UConn PhD candidate David L. Evans has written an insightful article for Passport, The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR)  Review. In “The United States Did Not Go to War in Afghanistan,” Evans, who served in the U.S. Marines between 2002-2010 was stationed in Afghanistan in 2008, describes the political and civic meanings of the U.S. military presence in Central Asia. In so doing, Evans brings into question what determines and qualifies as military conflict. Evans writes, “Put bluntly, over the last twenty years the involvement of most Americans when it came to Afghanistan and the wider wars on terror centered on performance and ritual. Honoring the troops and veterans remains the hollowed-out civic religion of the country.”

This article, alongside the additional articles from a host of fantastic contributors, is a must-read.  A job well done!