Afghanistan

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 offered bounty to kill UK soldiers

Russia offered bounty to kill UK soldiers

Did Russia REALLY offer to pay the Taliban for every UK and U.S. soldier they killed? Or is this yet more disinformation to portray Russia as a threat to the West?

US and Taliban sign deal to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan

It remains to be seen whether the agreement holds but the so-called “graveyard of empires” may have claimed its latest victim

‘Insider attack’ by Afghan soldier kills two US troops

In the latest such incident, two U.S. soldiers were killed and six wounded when an Afghan soldier opened fire on them Saturday night.

The Mysterious Michael D’Andrea: Was the C.I.A.’s Iran Mission Center Chief Shot Down?

The CIA has yet to confirm that its Iran chief is alive. So is there be some credence to claims that he was killed in a CIA plane that went down over Afghanistan?

CIA plane downed in Afghanistan. Click to enlarge

Murderer of Soleimani Killed in US Plane Downing in Afghanistan: Sources

If true the Iranians will see this as an example of divine justice. While non-Muslims will see this as a manifestation of karmic retribution

The Air War In Afghanistan Expands On Both Sides

Forget Trump’s pledge to reduce U.S. military activity overseas. Last year the U.S. dropped a record number of bombs in Afghanistan, but the Taliban are fighting back. So far this month they’ve downed four Afghan Army helicopters

To Take Our Democracy Back, End all American Wars Overseas

Wars that are built on lies rarely end in a clear-cut victory and they depend on deception to sustain them. As witness Vietnam, Iraq or Afghanistan

The Afghanistan Fiasco and the Decline and Fall of the American Military

Report reveals collaboration across three administrations – Bush, Obama and Trump – to deceive the American public about the war in Afghanistan

Report Finds CIA-Backed Death Squads in Afghanistan Committing War Crimes, Atrocities

After nearly two decades this is the real legacy of Western intervention

NAWA, Helmand province, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Ñ Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Jorge Medina, a corpsman with Jump Platoon, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, provides security while escorting the deputy secretary of defense through the Nawa Bazaar in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Oct. 28, 2010. Jump PlatoonÕs primary mission is to provide security for the battalion commander and transport him throughout 3/3Õs battle space, but the platoon performs a variety of tasks from providing supplementary security and running vehicle checkpoints, to masonry and gardening. (Official Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Mark Fayloga)

Should Americans Thank the Troops for Their Service in Iraq and Afghanistan?

Or should they rather ask what U.S. troops were doing in Iraq and Afghanistan and what they actually accomplished?

Joint US-Afghan Strike Kills 40 Civilians at Wedding

Joint US-Afghan Strike Kills 40 Civilians at Wedding

Although it confirmed the air strike, a U.S. statement has denied responsibility for the civilian deaths. Claiming instead, that they had “died from al-Qaeda weapons”

‘Total Massacre’ as U.S. Drone Strike Kills 30 Farmers in Afghanistan

From Mai Lai to Falljjah, the slaughter of unarmed civilians has been a feature of U.S. foreign policy for decades. Now though, it’s being done with drones

Then-captain Danny Sjursen (left) pausing during a patrol with his interpreter, “Ali,” in Kandahar, Afghanistan in 2011

Profiles in Absurdity: Remembering the ‘Terror’ Wars

A former combat veteran reveals that it wasn’t always heroism or patriotism that motivated some U.S. Army commanders in Iraq and Afghanistan

A century after the Anglo-Afghan peace treaty, the Fourth Afghan War is about to escalate

It’s now clear why the U.S. covertly transported ISIS fighters to Afghanistan. They’ve allowed the U.S to withdraw without losing too much face

An Afghan police officer keeps watch near the site of a suicide car bomb blast in Kandahar, Afghanistan July 18, 2019. Click to enlarge

12 killed, scores wounded in Afghanistan Taliban car bombing

The day before at least 20 Afghan forces members were killed in a Taliban ambush in western Badghis province. How long before America calls it a day Afghanistan?

US Army to equip 1st contingent of Afghanistan-bound troops with mini drones

US Army to equip 1st contingent of Afghanistan-bound troops with mini drones

In other words U.S. forces aren’t about to leave Afghanistan anytime soon

In an earlier operation US helicopters helped evacuate ISIL/Daesh commanders from Western Mosul. Click to enlarge

US troops ‘saved’ Daesh terrorists, leaders from Taliban siege in east Afghanistan

US helicopters reportedly helped evacuate Daesh (formerly known as Islamic state, ISIS or ISIL) following a recent clash with Taliban

“Almost every indicia, metric for success or failure is now classified or nonexistent…”

Classifying Defeat: Hiding Data on the Losing Afghan War

The Afghan War is lost. America just won’t openly admit it. So Americans will continue to die until Washington learns to swallow its pride and withdraw

As Taliban gains increase U.S. military stops releasing assessments about Afghan war

As Taliban gains increase U.S. military stops releasing assessments about Afghan war

Because quite simply the U.S. and its allies are losing control of Afghanistan.

U.S. and Afghan Forces Killed More Civilians Than Taliban Did, Report Finds

A breakdown of casualty figures shows that government and U.S. forces are killing more Afghan civilians than the Taliban