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

Poppy fields in Helmand Province. Click to enlarge

At Heroin’s Source, Taliban Do What ‘Just Say No’ Could Not

Flashback to nearly 12-years-ago: a reminder of exactly why we are in Afghanistan

MoD admits campaign in Afghanistan is ‘an unwinnable war’

After a decade of fighting and thousands of dead, Britain’s Ministry of Defence finally acknowledges what was obvious to some from the outset

New Lows in Afghan-U.S. Relations

New U.S. Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel’s first trip to Afghanistan coincides with new insider attacks and accusations from President Karzai that America is colluding with the Taliban

Afghan Taliban, U.S. revive reconciliation talks in Qatar – Karzai

Afghan president says the U.S. and the Taliban are holding secret talks in the Gulf state of Qatar

Kabul Orders US Special Forces Out of Afghan Province

President Karzai has demanded U.S. Special Forces leave two provinces in central Afghanistan, accusing them of creating “insecurity and instability”

Britain Lost Hundreds of Military Drones in Iraq, Afghanistan

Savings on drones relatively ‘low cost’ undercut by how many are just abandoned

UK deploys toy-sized spy drones in Afghanistan

UK deploys toy-sized spy drones in Afghanistan

The tiny aircraft is agile enough to fly inside compounds, and is quiet enough not to attract unwanted attention.

Afghan bombs kill 23 policemen in 24 hours

Suicide bombers and roadside blasts claim the lives of 23 Afghan policemen

British Forces to be Issued with New Sidearm

Seen as an answer to the rising tide of ‘Green-on-blue’ attacks in Afghanistan

Afghan policewoman shoots dead foreign adviser

Afghan policewoman shoots dead foreign adviser

In the latest incident of its kind, an Afghan policewoman has shot dead a foreign adviser inside Kabul police headquarters. Meanwhile, in a seperate incident an Afghan police officer is reported to have killed five fellow officers in northern Afghanistan

Soviet-style disintegration awaits US: Gorbachev

From the man who presided over the disintegration and collapse of the Soviet Union

Western forces kill 16 civilians in Afghanistan – Kabul govt

In March this year 16 Afghan civilians were shot dead early one Sunday morning, many were children. Initial reports and eyewitnesses reported multiple shooters but only one man, Staff Sgt Robert Bales is on trial

Commander Blames NATO for Increased Drug Production in Afghanistan

The fact is that this was the real reason for the invasion and the toppling of the Taliban

Two British Gurkhas shot dead by insurgent wearing Afghan police uniform in Helmand

Two Gurkhas killed in the latest ‘green-on-blue’ attack – when Afghan forces turn on NATO troops – bringing the total number killed in such attacks this year to 56

Royal Marine and Woman Soldier, 25, Killed in Helmand

Although still unconfirmed it is understood that the two died in a ‘Green-on-blue’ attack – an incident when Afghan forces turn on their international ‘allies’

Secret 5000 Year Old Flying Machine Discovery with Steve Quayle

Secret 5000 Year Old Flying Machine Discovery with Steve Quayle

Is this an Internet myth? Or has an incredible discovery from the past really been uncovered in Afghanistan?

5 Dead After Suspected Insider Attack in Afghanistan

Days after joint operations between U.S. and Afghan forces were supposed to be returning to normal, a fierce fire fight erupts between the two ‘allies’, leaving two Americans and three Afghans dead

NATO Scales Back Joint Patrols with Afghan Forces

Britain’s Defence Minister isn’t saying as much but the decision to limit joint patrols represents a significant setback for Coalition efforts in Afghanistan

Deadly attack on base in Afghanistan destroys five aircraft, damages 3

Deadly attack on base in Afghanistan destroys five aircraft, damages 3

The Taliban attack on the main U.S. Marine base in southern Afghanistan was larger and more sophisticated than first reported

More NATO Troops Killed by Afghan ‘Allies’

Six NATO troops killed in the two latest incidents when Afghan security members turned their weapons on International Security Assistance Forces