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

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

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