All Articles on Afghanistan

All that Trump has done since he took office is increase the number of U.S. troops that had been serving, at least initially, and most recently walk away without warning from the years-long effort to sign a peace deal with the Taliban. (Photo: Scott Nelson/Getty Images) Views
The War in Afghanistan Turns 18, and No One Notices
"It would be better if Americans had never come here."
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People disabled by war are a common site in Kabul. Here a man arrives in a wheelchair to receive duvets given out to help families survive the cold winter. (Photo: Kathy Kelly) Views
The Wounds of War
A U.S. drone killed at least thirty-two pine nut farmers in Afghanistan and yet the U.S. war machine keeps grinding on.
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The Wounds of War in Afghanistan
Recovering from a broken hip, the author reflects on her experiences with people disabled and traumatized by war.
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The majority of civilians who are violently killed in Afghanistan are now violently killed by the U.S. and its partners—and that’s not for a lack of competition, with the Taliban answering record-high airstrikes with atrocity after atrocity of their own. (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
Mass Killings In Afghanistan Are Acts of White Supremacy
Like racist mass murders at home, drone attacks killing dozens of civilians at a time are only possible because of a culture of dehumanization.
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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. News
Reports of Wedding Party Bombing Indicate US Forces Have Massacred at Least 70 Afghan Civilians in One Week
"Don't kill us," said one local who survived the recent bombing in Helmand province.
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The US Just Killed 30 Innocent People in Afghanistan. Let's Pretend It Was London.
What if the victims of last week's U.S. drone strike had lived somewhere other than Afghanistan?
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A man walks by U.S. drone graffiti painted on a wall during a campaign against drones in Yemen on May 31, 2018 in Sana'a, Yemen. News
'How Could They Do This to Us?' Ask Afghan Farmers After Reporting Reveals Officials Knew Civilians Were in Area of Lethal US Drone Strike
"This is just one of the horrors of endless war."
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In recent years, as the American-led coalition has closed down bases in advance of a prospective U.S. military withdrawal, more and more Afghans have died or been injured by military waste exploding in abandoned areas once used by international security forces as firing ranges. (Photo: Tauseef Mustafa/AFP/Getty Images) Views
The Saddest Story of All: The Imperial Debris of War
Why ending the Afghan War won’t end the killing.
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An MQ-9 Reaper drone flies a combat mission. News
'Total Massacre' as U.S. Drone Strike Kills 30 Farmers in Afghanistan
Amnesty International said the bombing "suggests a shocking disregard for civilian life."
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Afghan children look on as a US soldier from the Provincial Reconstruction team (PRT) Steel Warriors patrols in the mountains of Nuristan Province on December 19, 2009. (Photo: Tauseef Mustafa/AFP/Getty Images) Views
#NeverForget the War in Afghanistan
Let's remember: the only reason U.S. troops are dying in Afghanistan is because they are deployed to Afghanistan
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