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

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

Donald Trump commits more US troops to Afghanistan and calls on Britain to follow suit

No end in sight as Trump commits 4,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan and calls for more from Nato allies

US troops to stay in Iraq after Islamic State defeated

Just as thousands of American troops remain in Afghanistan, a sizable U.S. military contingent will remain in Iraq, ostensibly to prevent Islamic State from returning

7 U.S. Soldiers Wounded in Insider Attack in Afghanistan

This is the second so-called ‘green-on-blue’ or insider attack in a week and it underlines how the U.S. campaign in Afghanistan is far from over

Pentagon to send nearly 4,000 more troops to Afghanistan

To counter recent Taliban gains the U.S. plans to increase troop levels in Afghanistan by almost 50%

Zbigniew Brzezinski

The Real Story of Zbigniew Brzezinski That the Media Isn’t Telling

Darius Shahtahmasebi assesses Zbigniew Brzezinski, whose bloody legacy can be seen today in militant Islam, the Ukraine and Afghanistan

U.S. poised to expand military effort against Taliban in Afghanistan

U.S. poised to expand military effort against Taliban in Afghanistan

Trump is being urged to send between 3,000 and 5,000 U.S. troops back to Afghanistan to help contain a resurgent Taliban

Report: 300 U.S. Marines ‘En Route’ to Taliban Stronghold in Afghanistan

Report: 300 U.S. Marines ‘En Route’ to Taliban Stronghold in Afghanistan

Proving the participation of U.S. forces in the conflict in Afghanistan is far from over

Ongoing attack in Afghanistan leaves at least 85 Afghan soldiers dead

Afghanistan is beginning to look like a repeat of Afghanistan. With a resurgent Taliban rapidly gaining ground in the wake of an official U.S. withdrawal