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

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

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 arrive 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