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

Trump National Security team. Click to enlarge

Trump’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad National Security Team

Trump started with the right objectives but his “advisors” argued against pulling out of Afghanistan and Syria. So now he maybe getting even more deeply involved

American general says Afghan battlefield losses are rising

Mounting Afghan military losses mean Trump is faced with a hard choice. Either bolster local forces with more US combat troops or risk losing Afghanistan entirely

Niels Harrit Exposes the Terror War Lie

Niels Harrit Exposes the Terror War Lie

Exposing the document that started the Afghan War and the War on Terror for the lie that it is

US troops in Afghanistan. Click to enlarge

Why US Imperialism Loves Afghan Quagmire

Afghanistan may be a seething swamp of suffering. But it’s a swamp that is spawning immense benefits for the global elite. Finian Cunningham explains

Moscow records ‘NATO-AIRSPACE’ WEAPONS DROP TO ISIS by ‘BLACK’ helicopters

Unmarked Black helicopters observed making weapons drops to ISIS fighters in Afghanistan. Given recent Taliban advances and the fact that it could resume control of the country soon, is a new ISIS insurgency being prepared?

U.S. and Afghan troops on patrol near the town Yawez

Trump’s sanctions on Iran dig deeper grave for US forces in Afghanistan

The irony is that the “Soviet Vietnam” has now turned into another US quagmire – an American Vietnam redux

The Afghan Quagmire Gets Deeper, Denser and Bloodier

The situation in Afghanistan goes from bad to worse and we suspect, with recent Taliban gains, that the West is now looking for a way out

Aftermath of Taliban attack on Ghazni. click to enlarge

Taliban Kill More Than 200 Afghan Defenders on 4 Fronts: ‘a Catastrophe’

The Talban are advancing across Afghanistan and now there are suggestions that government in Kabul may be nearing its final days

Taliban hails ‘helpful’ US talks as boost to Afghan peace process

Confirmation that the U.S. is indeed involved in direct negotiations with the Taliban, that could allow a U.S. military contingent to remain in the country as the Taliban assume power

Endgame in Afghanistan?

Is the Trump administration engaged in secret, face-saving negotiations to effectively allow the Taliban to assume power in Afghanistan?

US officials meet Taliban twice for Afghan peace talks

This hasn’t received much attention but it looks as if the U.S. is quietly looking for a way out of its longest running war

British troops arrive at Kandahar in Afganistan in 2014. Click to enlarge

SAS squad to join almost 500 soldiers being sent to Afghanistan to tackle resurgent Taliban

An SAS squad will join the 15,000 troops on the ground in Afghanistan in an attempt to contain a resurgent Taliban

Cargo City, artist's conception. Click to enlarge

New $32 Million US Military Logistics Hub in Kuwait Nearly Finished

A major new logistics hub in Kuwait will serve U.S. military operations in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and, if hostilities erupt with Israel’s arch-enemy, Iran too

Lessons to Be Learned from NATO’S Most Destructive War

Thank you US-NATO, and especially thank you, President Obama. The countries you helped wreck will take decades to recover

Helicopters await passengers at Kabul International Airport to ferry them 2 miles to the U.S. compound. Click to enlarge

Kabul under siege while America’s longest war rages on

After 16 years there’s still no end in sight. Trump has sent 3,000 more U.S. troops to ‘train and assist’ but make no mistake: America is losing Afghanistan

9/11 lies turned Afghanistan into a giant opium farm funding NATO off the books black operations

9/11 lies turned Afghanistan into a giant opium farm funding NATO off the books black operations

Dr Lucy Morgan Edwards, former advisor to the EU Ambassador to Afghanistan, on how the drugs and warlords flourished under NATO

Late teenage through elderly Afghan somen are lined up and waiting for the children to finish going through the gift stations, before they are allowed their opportunity, at the Afghan Women's Bazaar, New Kabul Compound, Afghanistan, on Oct. 23, 2013. The Afghan women and children come to NKC to sell home-spun crafts, and more, the Bazaar is an opportunity for the women and children to help support their families through sales of Afghan souvenirs. (U.S. Army photos by Sgt. 1st Class Timothy Lawn, 1st Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs/Released)

After Years of US-Led ‘Nation-Building’, Afghanistan Faces a Human Rights Disaster

After 17 years of occupation, abuses under the US-backed regime are as bad as they were under the Taliban. If not worse

An Afghan farmer collects raw opium from poppies in Balkh province, Afghanistan. Heroin production in the country has increased significantly in recent years. Click to enlarge

The Afghan War: “No Blood for Opium”

The hidden military agenda is to protect the drug trade. That’s why the U.S. is still in Afghanistan why and it is unlikely to leave anytime soon

Credible report alleges US relocates ISIS from Syria and Iraq into Russia via Afghanistan

If true, writes Eric Zuesse, it means that Trump is following through on a plan initiated by Bush I in 1990 to destroy Russia

‘Unprecedented’ surge in cheap, high-purity heroin expected from Afghanistan, UN warns

In spite of warning that the West faces “unprecedented amounts of heroin” from Afghanistan, the following report makes one vital omission.