All Articles on Afghanistan

"The metrics were always manipulated for the duration of the war" News
'Read Every Word of This': WaPo Investigation Reveals US Officials' Public Deception Campaign on Afghan War
Officials repeatedly told the public "progress" was being made, but new documents show they knew that wasn't true.
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A new contingent of 14,000 troops would double the extra total sent in 2019 alone and bring the over-all number to 74,000. (Photo: Delil Souleiman/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Trump Fails Again to Bring Our Troops Home From Mideast: Mulling Escalation of 14,000 US Troops to the Middle East to Counter Iran
It's not clear how another 14,000 US troops would effectively do anything to block Iran.
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By 2006, at least 100 prisoners had died in US custody in Afghanistan and Iraq, most of them violently, according to government data. (Photo: US torture Image by Witness Against Torture) Views
ICC Holds Hearing on Afghanistan War Crimes, Including US Torture
The current hearing will examine allegations that US troops and intelligence operatives tortured, raped and abused Afghan prisoners between 2003 and 2004.
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A U.S. Army soldier fires an M4 carbine rifle News
The So-Called War on Terror Has Killed Over 801,000 People and Cost $6.4 Trillion: New Analysis
"The numbers continue to accelerate, not only because many wars continue to be waged, but also because wars don't end when soldiers come home."
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Despite taking some steps to address the issue of child soldiers, the TIP states that the South Sudanese government “continued to use and recruit child soldiers… at times by force,” and did not fully implement its own action plan to demobilize children from security forces. (Photo: Charles Lomodong/AFP via Getty Images) Views
For 9th Straight Year, US Grants Waivers to Countries Violating Anti-Child Soldier Law
The White House recently announced the US was granting full or partial waivers to the Child Soldiers Prevention Act (CSPA) to Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Iraq, Mali, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen.
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CIA-backed death squads in Afghanistan are allegedly behind mass atrocities in the country. News
'Terrorizing the Populace': Report Finds CIA-Backed Death Squads in Afghanistan Committing War Crimes, Atrocities
"The CIA has enabled abusive Afghan forces to commit atrocities including extrajudicial executions and disappearances."
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U.S. Marines in northern Syria, March 2017 (Photo: Wikimedia Commons) Views
How (Not) To End Endless Wars
The goal is to end the war, not just our participation.
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Anti-war demonstrators protest against the announcement of a US troop increase for Afghanistan, at a rally outside the Federal Building in Los Angeles on December 2, 2009. (Photo: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images) Views
A Modest Goal: #usoutofafghanistan
The hashtag is as relevant today as it has ever been these last eighteen years.
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A volunteer carries an injured youth to a hospital following a bomb blast in Haska Mina district of Nangarhar Province on October 18, 2019. News
Blasts in Afghan Mosque Kill 62 as UN Says Violence Across Country Causing 'Unprecedented' Level of Civilian Casualties
"Civilian casualties are totally unacceptable, especially in the context of the widespread recognition that there can be no military solution to the conflict in Afghanistan."
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Not only are they reeling from protests against government corruption and austerity programs, like Ecuador and Algeria, but in both Haiti and Iraq, their corrupt neoliberal governments were imposed on them by the use of U.S. military force. (Photo: Iraqi Protesters/ AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Crises in Iraq and Haiti Expose the Failure of Militarized Neoliberalism
It should be no surprise that the new governments installed by all these U.S. wars and coups are among the most corrupt regimes on earth.
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