Read full paper: The Buckminster Fuller Award and the Afghanistan War (2010)
Summary: The recent recognition of Operation Hope by the Buckminster Fuller Institute acknowledges measures that successfully address the root cause of so much poverty, violence and conflict. This recognition gives hope for situations like Afghanistan, not only Africa where Operation Hope is based. As I write soldiers of several nations A not only American A are dying to buy time for Obama’s civilian policies to take effect. General McChrystal’s replacement has emphasized that it is time to take a look at the role civilians play in these war situations.