After 911 it marked the first phase of the War on Terror. But history may be repeating itself: first a British army was defeated here at the height of Empire, then the Soviets were forced to withdraw, now Coalition forces are facing increasing resistance

Russia Takes the Lead in Syria While Afghanistan War Is ‘Worse Than It’s Ever Been,’ Former U.S. Defense Chief Says

Chuck Hagel’s comments echo those of Special Forces Commandant Raymond Thomas, who also says that Russia now has an advantage over the U.S.

Afghanistan War Spending, In 2018 Alone, Could End US Homelessness—TWICE

America’s longest war will cost U.S. taxpayers $45 billion in 2018. Despite this the Taliban continue to advance and they now control more territory than they did in 2001

Intensified Bombing for Victory in Afghanistan

In Dec 2013 Trump urged Americans not to “allow our very stupid leaders to sign a deal that keeps us in Afghanistan through 2024″. With Trump increasing U.S. forces in Afghanistan one wonders who is the stupid leader now?

Taliban control of Afghanistan on the rise, US data reveals

Taliban control of Afghanistan on the rise, US data reveals

Despite President Trump’s pledge to win in Afghanistan, newly released figures show the Taliban is steadily gaining ground

A-10s Return to Afghanistan as Air Campaign Heats Up

It’s not only US ground troops that are returning in strength to Afghanistan. A squadron of A1- Thunderbolts has just been deployed to provide air support

Black smoke billows from the Intercontinental hotel in Kabul. Click to enlarge

4 Afghans, 14 foreigners killed in attack on luxury hotel in Kabul

Underlining the deteriorating security situation in the country, this is the second time the Taliban have seized the hotel since 2011

SAS soldier cut head off jihadi with a SPADE after running out of ammo

SAS soldier cut head off jihadi with a SPADE after running out of ammo

This report omits an obvious conclusion: that British Special Forces are again engaged in combat operations in Afghanistan

US troops arrive at Afghan base. Click to enlarge

2 Fort Carson brigades tapped for Afghanistan deployment

Over 14,000 U.S. troops are now in Afghanistan with hundreds more ‘advisors’ deployed in the field with Afghan forces

Over 1,000 US troops to patrol in Afghanistan in 2018: US commander

Over one thousand U.S. troops will go on combat patrols with their Afghan allies in 2018, in what many see as a make or break year in America’s longest running war

USAF F-15E Strike Eagle drop 2000lbs munitions. Click to enlarge

Donald Trump Triples The Number Of Bombs Dropped In Afghanistan

Despite his pre-election pledge, Trump has deployed more troops and dropped nearly triple the amount of bombs on Afghanistan in 2017 than in 2016

US invaded Afghanistan to restore heroin industry – now pretending to fight it

Trump, who had spoken against the Afghan war and dubbed it “Obama’s war”, has now authorized the deployment of thousands more troops to the conflict

Afghanistan opium production almost doubled in 2017: Survey

According to a United Nations survey, Afghan opium production is 87 percent higher so far this year than in 2016

"Delay, Deny, Hope You Die": A Documentary

“Delay, Deny, Hope You Die”: A Documentary

How the military-industrial complex treats those who do its dirty work. A clip from a new documentary about US soldiers poisoned in Iraq and Afghanistan

Hamid Karzai: US colluded with ISIL in Afghanistan

Hamid Karzai: US colluded with ISIL in Afghanistan

Former Afghan president says the US had allowed ISIS (ISIL, Daesh) to flourish in Afghanistan. He openly accuses the Western media of “hiding” this collusion

Welcome to the gray zone: Why the numbers don't add up for Trump's failing Afghanistan war

Welcome to the gray zone: Why the numbers don’t add up for Trump’s failing Afghanistan war

It has been called the “graveyard of empires”. So it maybe no coincidence that the U.S. still has a sizable military presence in Afghanistan

Phoenix 2.0 - CIA's Vietnam Terror Unleashed Upon Afghanistan

Phoenix 2.0 – CIA’s Vietnam Terror Unleashed Upon Afghanistan

U.S. involvement in Afghanistan is far from over. The CIA plans a new op there that echoes Operation Phoenix, which left over 50,000 South-Vietnamese dead

Afghanistan – U.S. Resolved To Repeat Failures

Those who won’t learn from the mistakes of the past… Both Bush and Obama increased troop levels in Afghanistan and the Taliban gained. Is this about to happen again under Trump?

Trump’s Afghan Folly

There’s a lot of untapped mineral wealth in Afghanistan. No surprise that Trump’s advisor, Stephen Feinberg, wants his military contracting firm, DynCorp, to guard it. Brother Nathanael explains

US will stay over 50 years in Afghanistan, says Colonel Lawrence Larry Wilkerson

US will stay over 50 years in Afghanistan, says Colonel Lawrence Larry Wilkerson

Despite Trump’s campaign promise, former Colonel and aide to Secretary of State Colin Powell, Col. Wilkerson, says US forces could be in Afghanistan for decades

SAS will return to Afghanistan to support Donald Trump military surge against the Taliban

UK preparing to station Special Forces in Afghanistan together with drones and other military aircraft