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

Secret U.S. program releases high-level insurgents in exchange for pledges of peace

“We look at detainees who have influence over other insurgents — individuals whose release could have a calming effect in an entire area,” one U.S. official said. “In those cases, the benefits of release could outweigh the reasons for keeping him detained.”

Pentagon encircles Iran: Victory would take 3 weeks

Pentagon encircles Iran: Victory would take 3 weeks

US strategists believe that they could destroy or significanly downgrade Iran’s armed forces in about three weeks

The boy sitting with me in these photos was protesting against deadly US drone strikes…

The boy sitting with me in these photos was protesting against deadly US drone strikes…

Three days later the sixteen-year-old was killed – by a US drone

Afghan war whistleblower Daniel Davis: ‘I had to speak out – lives are at stake’

Soldier wrote detailed report claiming US generals ‘have so distorted the truth … the truth has become unrecognisable’

Afghanistan: Black Hawk Down

Taliban claims responsibility in Black Hawk crash, believed to have killed four U.S. soldiers

Multiple Attacks in Kabul, Taliban Claim Spring Offensive

Marking the onset of the Spring offensive, Afghan insurgents attack Western embassies in Kabul and the headquarters of NATO forces in the city

Lawyer For Soldier Who Shot 17 Afghans Says The US Government Is Blocking His Investigation

Lawyer for soldier accused of killing 17 Afghan civilians says military authorities are obstructing his attempts to fully investigate the massacre

Afghan Policemen Kills Nine of His Colleagues

Another Taliban sympathiser in the ranks of the Afghan security forces turns on his fellows

Child witnesses to Afghan massacre say Robert Bales was not alone

The corporate media is finally acknowleding what was reported in the independent media from the outset. Multiple eyewitness’s who say Sgt Robert Bales was not alone in carrying out the Khandahar massacre

The Massacre of the Afghan 17 and the Obama Cover-Up

At this point, only Presidential ‘rule by decree’ can secure rule at home and only massacres and cover-ups can sustain the occupations abroad. James Petras asks: how much longer can this last?

U.S.: Bales Killed Some, Came Back Again In Kandahar Massacre

While the official version of events now splits the Kandahar massacre into two episodes, more eyewitness accounts emerge that indicate more than one U.S. soldier was involved

An Afghan policeman checks a man at the main gate of the joint civilian-military base where two British soldiers were killed Monday. Click to enlarge

More Coalition Soldiers Killed By Afghan Security Forces

The situation goes from bad to worse: after two British soldiers are killed by an Afghan soldier in Helmand and another Coalition Forces member is shot by an Afghan policeman in eastern Afghanistan

Up to 20 US troops executed Panjwai massacre

A probe into the massacre of 16 civilians in southern Kandahar province by an Afghan parliamentary team has concluded that as many as twenty US soldiers were involved

Madness is not the reason for this massacre

As usual, the journos have got into bed with the military to create a madman rather than a murderous soldier. Off his head. Didn’t know what he was doing. No wonder he was whisked out of Afghanistan at such speed

Our Noble Warriors

Our Noble Warriors

Doing what American soldiers do so well: killing third world civilians while Washington lies and the corporate media assists in the cover-up

Karzai accuses US over massacre investigation

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has publicly questioned whether more than one US soldier was involved in the massacre of 16 Afghan civilians

15 killed in US-led chopper crash in Afghanistan: Police

The dead include at least twelve US-led Turkish troops

Taliban talks off; Karzai tells NATO to pull back

The decade old campaign in jeopardy as Afghan president urges Coalition forces to pull back to their bases and the Taliban cancels further talks

Panetta escapes assassination attempt

An Afghan dies during an assassination attempt that had it succeeded would have taken the life of U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta

A villager points to where his family were shot in their own home. Click to enlarge

‘Several drunk troops behind bloodbath, laughed on shooting-spree, burned corpses’

Reiterating other reports that the shooting of 16 Afghan civilians was not the work of a ‘lone gunmen’