All Articles on Afghanistan

Taliban fighters attend a surrender ceremony in Jalalabad city, capital of Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, Feb. 8, 2020. Views
Afghan Troops Say Taliban are Brothers and War is "Not Really Our Fight"
Afghanistan is not the United States' longest war. That tragic distinction belongs to the American Indian Wars.
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War is hell in all directions, and perhaps it’s time to question the sanity of trying to maneuver hell for your own advantage. (Photo: Mohammed Hamoud/Getty Images) Views
Maneuvering Hell for Our Advantage
Eighteen years on, we’re bombing Afghanistan more savagely than ever. We’ve already destroyed the country, but we can’t stop trying to save it.
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An F-15E Strike Eagle from Bagram Air Base deploys flares over Afghanistan Nov. 12, 2008. News
'An Admission of Colossal Failure': US Dropped Record Number of Bombs on Afghanistan in 2019
"Who are we bombing? Why? What will it yield but more war?"
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After more than 18 years of war with neither end nor victory in sight, says Tom Engelhardt, absolute failure is the "new success" as Pentagon budgets and arms makers' profits soar while the military-industrial complex enjoys the bounty of endless conflict and blood further than the eye can see. (Photo: Jeff Owens / EyeEm / iStock via Getty Images) Views
The Global War of Error
No, that's not a typo.
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As 2020 begins, with America’s Afghan war in its 19th year and "progress" as nonexistent as ever, a beleaguered president continues to mull over just how to end America’s "endless wars" (while seemingly expanding them further). (Photo: U.S. Army/flickr/cc) Views
Trump Threatens Afghan Armageddon
U.S. "plans" for the Afghan War might prove a crime against humanity.
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The U.S. stores upwards of 50 B-61 nuclear gravity bombs at Incirlik Views
An American General Probably Thinks- “Thanks Trump, for Putting a Target on My Back!”
In 2017, Trump gave the CIA the authority to again use assassin drones after it had been withdrawn by the Obama administration.
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An Eyewitness to the Horrors of the US 'Forever Wars' Speaks Out
Mainstream media seldom help us recognize ourselves as a menacing, warrior nation. Yet we must look in the mirror held up by historical circumstances if we're ever to accomplish credible change.
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Afghan Children: Work of Necessity, Work of Choice
If children like himself had a choice, Gul Mohammad thinks it better that they be able to study instead of having to work, better if the government would ensure that the needs of children were met.
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Any responsible government Americans elect in 2020 must learn from the well-documented failure and catastrophic human cost of U.S. regime change efforts in Afghanistan. Views
The Real Lesson of Afghanistan Is That Regime Change Does Not Work
The underlying fault is not in how the U.S. tries and fails to reconstruct societies destroyed by its "regime changes," but in the fundamental illegitimacy of regime change itself.
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In 2001, Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) was the only member of the U.S. House of Representatives to rise in opposition to the rushed decision to invade Afghanistan following the attacks of September 11. (Photo: Archive/C-SPAN) News
'I Was Wrong': Bernie Sanders Admits Barbara Lee Only Member of Congress in 2001 Who Had it Right on Afghan War
"Politicians never ever ever say that. Ever."
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