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

Afghan police and US soldiers killed by attackers in uniform

The day after Afghan servicemen kill six of their U.S. ‘allies’, an Afghan police officer kills at least ten of his fellow officers at a remote checkpoint

Rise of ‘green-on-blue’ attacks in Afghanistan

In the last week 17 foreign soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan. SEVEN of them have died at the hands of their Afghan ‘allies’

Attacker in Afghan Uniform Kills 3 U.S. Troops

An increasingly familiar story plays itself out yet again as a man in an “Afghan uniform” kills three American Special forces soldiers

Deadly air strike colonel to be promoted

The German officer who ordered an air strike that killed more than 100 Afghan civilians is to be promoted to general next year

Another ‘Green-on-Blue’ Attack on Another Bloody Day

Another ‘Green-on-Blue’ Attack on Another Bloody Day

Another American soldier killed by two supposed Afghan ‘allies’ in what is essentially a War FOR Drugs

Flashback: The US Government Sent Blackwater Veteran To Fight With Rebels In Libya And Syria

Flashback: The US Government Sent Blackwater Veteran To Fight With Rebels In Libya And Syria

Background on mercenaries recruited by Blackwater, armed by the U.S., funded by the Gulf States and now fighting in Syria

Afghan Soldier Wounds Two US Soldiers

Afghan Soldier Wounds Two US Soldiers

In the latest in a string of similar incidents, an Afghan soldier has turned his weapon on members of the International Security Assistance Forces, wounding two U.S. soldiers

Three British Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan

Three British Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan

In the latest incident of its kind three British soldiers were killed by a man in an Afghan police uniform. Raising further concerns about levels of trust between NATO forces and their local ‘allies’

Afghan civilians killed in Nato airstrike

The Western media resounds with condemnation of Syria over the latest civilian deaths, in contrast to its coverage of collateral casualties in Afghanistan. In the latest incident, a NATO airstrike wipes out an entire family of eight

Poppy fields in Helmand Province. Click to enlarge

Why Britain’s pledge to end Afghanistan’s deadly heroin trade has failed

Because Britain along with other Western powers didn’t invade Afghanistan to close down the drugs trade, the invasion was to restore the drugs trade after the Taliban had all but closed it down

Two More British Servicemen Killed By Afghan Security Forces

An increasingly familiar story plays itself out in Afghanistan’s Helmand province

AP: US Soldiers Promised Massacre, Including Children, Days Before Bales’ Alleged Rampage

“The Americans told the villagers, ‘A bomb exploded on our vehicle. … We will get revenge for this incident by killing at least 20 of your people,””. Includes video

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