All Articles on Afghanistan

 "Close observers of foreign policy do make the case that Biden is preferable to Trump on the overall warfare state question, but that won’t count for much if it doesn’t get past that circle," writes Gallagher. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Views
Joe Biden, Don’t Let Donald Trump Run as the Antiwar Candidate!
As it is with so many issues, Trump has not really walked the walk on ending wars or bringing our troops home, but, he continues to talk the talk. And so must Joe Biden.
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The Trump administration on Wednesday announced sanctions targeting International Criminal Court Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda and Phakiso Mochochoko, the court's prosecution jurisdiction division director. (Photo: ICC) News
'Full Frontal Attack on Rule of Law': Trump Sanctions Top ICC Officials Probing US War Crimes in Afghanistan
Human rights advocates blasted the move as "another brazen attack against international justice" that "is designed to do what this administration does best—bully and intimidate."
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Afghan villagers sit on the back of a vehicle carrying dead bodies to a hospital following an airstrike, in Lashkar Gah the capital of Helmand province on September 23, 2019. Afghanistan is investigating reports that 40 civilians, including children, were killed in the airstrike during a wedding celebration in southern Helmand province, officials said on September 23. (Photo: Noor Mohammad/AFP/Getty Images) Views
The Breathtaking Hypocrisy of the US Condemning an Afghan Air Strike
No matter the administration in Washginton, impunity and lack of accountability have been constants in the so-called War on Terror.
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Australian troops on patrol in Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan. (Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class John Collins, Wikimedia Commons) Views
New SAS War Crimes Revealed as Australia Braces for Report
"A small number of commissioned officers had allowed a culture where abhorrent conduct was permitted."
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Russia Bounty Story Falls Flat
Opportunist Democrats and foreign policy insiders drive "hysteria."
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	The immediate matters at hand are Trump’s plans to withdraw the 8,600 American troops remaining in Afghanistan and 9,500 of our 34,500 troops in Germany. (Photo: U.S. Army/flickr/cc) Views
Withdrawing Troops From Afghanistan and Germany Is Still a Good Idea
Anyone entertaining serious hopes for significant reordering of the American economy, of our race relations, of energy production and transportation, eventually realizes that all of this will require a simultaneous demilitarization of both our economy and our role in the world.
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A mother holds her malnourished child to be weighed as he receives treatment at Al-Jumhori hospital in Saada province, March 19, 2020. News
'The Last Straw': As Pandemic Rages, Oxfam Warns 12,000 Could Die Per Day From Hunger
"Meanwhile, those at the top are continuing to make a profit."
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Why Are House Democrats Siding With Liz Cheney to Prolong Endless War in Afghanistan?
A small "left-right anti-war coalition," warns The Intercept 's Glenn Greenwald, remains "no match for the war machine composed of the establishment wings of both parties."
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U.S. Soldiers navigate a stream during a security patrol in Chabar, Afghanistan, Dec. 3, 2009. The Soldiers are from Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division. (Photo: DoD/Tech. Sgt. Francisco V. Govea II, U.S. Air Force) Views
What Do Russian Analysts Make of the Charge Moscow Offered Taliban Bounties on US Troops?
The history of outside forces helping wage war within Afghanistan—including the U.S. establishment of the mujahideen forces to fight the Russians in the 1980s—is a bloody history indeeed.
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Here Are the 16 Democrats Who Voted With GOP to Kill Amendment to Withdraw All US Troops, End Afghan War
"After nearly 19 years, over 147,000 casualties and total costs over a trillion dollars, it's long past time to bring troops home and invest in political, diplomatic, and development tools."
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