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

NAWA, Helmand province, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Ñ Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Jorge Medina, a corpsman with Jump Platoon, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, provides security while escorting the deputy secretary of defense through the Nawa Bazaar in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Oct. 28, 2010. Jump PlatoonÕs primary mission is to provide security for the battalion commander and transport him throughout 3/3Õs battle space, but the platoon performs a variety of tasks from providing supplementary security and running vehicle checkpoints, to masonry and gardening. (Official Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Mark Fayloga)

Should Americans Thank the Troops for Their Service in Iraq and Afghanistan?

Or should they rather ask what U.S. troops were doing in Iraq and Afghanistan and what they actually accomplished?

Joint US-Afghan Strike Kills 40 Civilians at Wedding

Joint US-Afghan Strike Kills 40 Civilians at Wedding

Although it confirmed the air strike, a U.S. statement has denied responsibility for the civilian deaths. Claiming instead, that they had “died from al-Qaeda weapons”

‘Total Massacre’ as U.S. Drone Strike Kills 30 Farmers in Afghanistan

From Mai Lai to Falljjah, the slaughter of unarmed civilians has been a feature of U.S. foreign policy for decades. Now though, it’s being done with drones

Then-captain Danny Sjursen (left) pausing during a patrol with his interpreter, “Ali,” in Kandahar, Afghanistan in 2011

Profiles in Absurdity: Remembering the ‘Terror’ Wars

A former combat veteran reveals that it wasn’t always heroism or patriotism that motivated some U.S. Army commanders in Iraq and Afghanistan

A century after the Anglo-Afghan peace treaty, the Fourth Afghan War is about to escalate

It’s now clear why the U.S. covertly transported ISIS fighters to Afghanistan. They’ve allowed the U.S to withdraw without losing too much face

An Afghan police officer keeps watch near the site of a suicide car bomb blast in Kandahar, Afghanistan July 18, 2019. Click to enlarge

12 killed, scores wounded in Afghanistan Taliban car bombing

The day before at least 20 Afghan forces members were killed in a Taliban ambush in western Badghis province. How long before America calls it a day Afghanistan?

US Army to equip 1st contingent of Afghanistan-bound troops with mini drones

US Army to equip 1st contingent of Afghanistan-bound troops with mini drones

In other words U.S. forces aren’t about to leave Afghanistan anytime soon

In an earlier operation US helicopters helped evacuate ISIL/Daesh commanders from Western Mosul. Click to enlarge

US troops ‘saved’ Daesh terrorists, leaders from Taliban siege in east Afghanistan

US helicopters reportedly helped evacuate Daesh (formerly known as Islamic state, ISIS or ISIL) following a recent clash with Taliban

“Almost every indicia, metric for success or failure is now classified or nonexistent…”

Classifying Defeat: Hiding Data on the Losing Afghan War

The Afghan War is lost. America just won’t openly admit it. So Americans will continue to die until Washington learns to swallow its pride and withdraw

As Taliban gains increase U.S. military stops releasing assessments about Afghan war

As Taliban gains increase U.S. military stops releasing assessments about Afghan war

Because quite simply the U.S. and its allies are losing control of Afghanistan.

U.S. and Afghan Forces Killed More Civilians Than Taliban Did, Report Finds

A breakdown of casualty figures shows that government and U.S. forces are killing more Afghan civilians than the Taliban

US military propping up Daesh in Afghanistan: Report

Warnings that the U.S. was covertly backing militants in the country have come not only from Iran but also from Hamid Karzai, Afghanistan’s former president

American soldiers aren’t dying for our freedom in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan

No mother wants to think that her child died in vain. But, as two more Americans die in Afghanistan this week, we need to face the truth.

Coalition jets over Afghanistan. Click to enlarge

US Airstrike Wipes Out Allied Afghan Base In ‘Friendly Fire’ Incident

Small Afghan base wiped out by U.S. airstrike leaving at least 17 Afghan troops killed or wounded in the latest ‘friendly fire’ incident

British troops on patrol in Basra in 2007. Click to enlarge

British army permitted shooting of civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan

No doubt U.S. troops and the I.D.F. are told exactly the same thing

CIA Was Aiding Jihadists Before Soviets Invaded Afghanistan

CIA Was Aiding Jihadists Before Soviets Invaded Afghanistan

Then U.S. President Jimmy Carter signed a directive to arm the jihadists in July 1979, a full six months before the former Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in Dec. 1979

Afghan National Army soldiers. click to enlarge

C.I.A.’s Afghan Forces Leave a Trail of Abuse and Anger

CIA run forces in Afghanistan are operating with such wanton brutality that locals are turning to the Taliban in response

How Big Brother Grips Americans’ Minds to Support Invasions

How Big Brother Grips Americans’ Minds to Support Invasions

For decades polls have shown that the institution Americans respect most is the U.S. military. Despite Vietnam, Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan. Eric Zuesse explains why

The United States refuse to fight for the transnational financiers

The US is no longer the world leader, either on the economic or the military stage, and they refuse to keep fighting for the globalists. Thierry Meyssan explains

Marines with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, sprint across a field to load onto a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter during a mission in Helmand province, Afghanistan, July 4, 2014. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joseph Scanlan / released)

America Is Headed For Military Defeat in Afghanistan

Unless America is prepared to deploy more than 100,000 troops to Afghanistan (again), everything points towards impending defeat. A combat veteran explains