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

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

A bunker buster, GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB), being loaded at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico in 2007.

US drops largest non nuclear bomb in Afghanistan

U.S. participation in the war in Afghanistan was supposed to be winding down, officially at least. Under Donald Trump however, that may have just changed

US Marines leave a compound at night in Helmand

America Digs Its Own Afghan Grave

It’s not been called the “graveyard of Empires” for nothing. The British Empire and the Soviets couldn’t hold it and now it appears the U.S.-led coalition can’t either

Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada, the current Taliban leader. Click to enlarge

Taliban poised to seize key cities in Afghanistan

U.S. commander blames Russia for a resurgent Taliban as calls go out for more U.S. troops on the ground

Poppy fields in Helmand Province. In 2000 the ruling Taliban outlawed the cultivation of poppies. By June 2001 Afghanistan's drug production had all but ended. Western forces invaded the country in November and the drug trade was quickly re-established. Was this the REAL reason for the U.S. led invasion?  Click to enlarge

A Conspiracy Theory that became a “Conspiracy Fact”:

The CIA, Afghanistan’s poppy fields and America’s growing heroin epidemic

Afghan policeman at a security checkpoint in Kabul. Click to enlarge

Rogue police officer kills 11 colleagues in Afghanistan

This is the second such ‘insider’ attack in recent weeks. Earlier in February another Afghan policeman killed eight fellow officers in the north of the country.

Calls For More Western Troops in Afghanistan

Growing calls for more troops to deploy to Afghanistan to avoid “collapse” of Western installed government

‘Blackwater Air’ Is Back, and Flying for U.S. Special Forces

The mercenary air force that became a symbol of the U.S. occupation of Iraq is back in action—this time in Central Africa

US troops at Afghan base. Click to enlarge

Afghanistan backs call for more foreign troops

Afghan Defence Ministry endorses calls for more foreign troops to fight the Taliban

U.S. General Seeks ‘a Few Thousand’ More Troops in Afghanistan

Despite the much publicised withdrawal the West still has more than 13,000 troops based in the country. Now Gen Nicholson is calling for thousands more to join them. Meaning that America’s longest running war is far from over

Western air strike in Kobane. Click to enlarge

Pentagon reportedly failed to disclose thousands of US airstrikes in Middle East

Last year alone 456 unreported air strikes took place in Afghanistan — meaning the U.S. is still at war there

Afghanistan's poppy fields produce 90% of the world's opium. Is this why Obama wants nearly ten thousand U.S. troops to remain? To continue to guard the lucrative drugs trade? Click to enlarge

Trump and the War in Afghanistan

Afghanistan is America’s longest war, and it is not over yet. The U.S. still has a military presence in the country with more than 10,000 troops on the ground

US to deploy hundreds of Marines to Afghanistan

Where they will join the more than 10,000 U.S. troops still in the country

The invasion of Afghanistan 15 years ago was an arrogant, wretched adventure that caused a migrant crisis

When the West finally packs up and leaves, become Mafiastan. Perhaps it already is