June 17, 2021

Davidson Comments on Sacrifices of America’s Allies

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Jason Davidson

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Jason Davidson

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Jason Davidson was interviewed by several international media outlets on his “Costs of War” report, commissioned by Brown and Boston universities, which focuses on contributions of America’s allies in Afghanistan.

“Americans do not fully understand, do not acknowledge, the sacrifices that allies made in Afghanistan,” Davidson recently told The Guardian. 

“It’s something that not only doesn’t get attention from those who are critics of the allies. It doesn’t even get the attention that it deserves from those who are generally cheerleaders for allies, like the current administration. I would like to see more American policymaker acknowledgment and discussion with the public of the costs that America’s allies have incurred in these wars.”

Dr. Davidson also penned an op-ed in The Hill entitled, “Biden needs to talk about the costs of our wars to America’s allies.” Read more.

British troops were twice as likely to be killed in Afghanistan as US forces (The Guardian; The Times)

Key NATO Allies Were More Than Twice as Likely to Die in Afghanistan Than U.S. Forces, According to New Study (Forbes)

British troops were twice as likely to be killed in Afghanistan as US forces (London Daily)

British soldiers were more than twice as likely to die during peak of Afghan War than US troops, report reveals (Daily Mail)

With Afghanistan Withdrawal Underway, New Report Reveals Costs of Post-9/11 Wars for US Allies (Common Dreams)

Key NATO allies twice as likely to die in Afghanistan as US forces: report (Ecns.cn)

The British Costs of the War in Afghanistan (New Eastern Outlook)