All Articles on Afghanistan War

International Criminal Court (ICC) Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda during a trip to Sudan on October 18, 2020. (Photo: Mahmoud Hjaj/Andalou Agency via Getty Images) News
Federal Judge Blocks Trump Order Targeting Lawyers Supporting ICC Afghan War Crimes Probe
"National security concerns must not become a talisman used to ward off inconvenient claims, a 'label' used to 'cover a multitude of sins.'"
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NDS troops escort alleged Taliban fighters in Jalalabad, Afghanistan on January 23, 2019. (Photo: Noorullah Shirzada/AFP/Getty Images) News
Investigative Reporting Details Massacres, Reign of Terror by US-Backed Death Squads in Afghanistan
The Americans, said the head of one provincial government, "step on all the rules of war, human rights, all the things they said they'd bring to Afghanistan," and are "conducting themselves as terrorists."
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) has been unafraid to criticize members of her own party when she feels they have failed to serve working-class Americans. (Photo: Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) News
Ocasio-Cortez Warns Biden That War and Wall Street Appointees Are a 'Huge Reason We Got Trump'
The congresswoman attributed the rise of Trump partly to "extreme disdain for this moneyed political establishment that rules Washington."
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Civilian casualties have soared in Afghanistan during the tenure of President Donald Trump. (Photo: Noorullah Shirzada/AFP via Getty Images) News
Report Blames Trump Admin for 330% Rise in Afghan Civilian Casualties
"In 2019 airstrikes killed 700 civilians—more civilians than in any other year since the beginning of the war in 2001 and 2002."
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In terms of creating disasters, Trump has nothing on George W. Bush. (Photo: Kevin Lamarque/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Trump Was No Fluke: George W. Bush Blazed the Trail
His lies and incompetence created epic disasters that may yet sink America.
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Children in Afghanistan. (Photo by Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images) Views
The Unending War in Afghanistan Is America's Shame
People in the United States continue to pretend that the despair and futility we’ve caused isn’t our fault.
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As Americans learned in Vietnam, the only way to end a war gone wrong is to leave the field of battle. (Photo: Sergeant Joseph R. Chenelly / United States Marine Corps) Views
Yes, It's Time to Come Home—Now
Actually ending the war in Afghanistan.
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Afghan children look on as US soldiers from 2-77 Field Artillery MPs 359th Steel Warriors patrol in Nuristan Province on December 18, 2009. US President Barack Obama vowed December 10 that Afghanistan would not become a "permanent protectorate" of the United States as he defended his decision to begin withdrawing US forces in July 2011.(Photo: TAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Beyond Simplistic ‘Peace’
My God, if complexity were brought into the news—e.g., bombs kill, people suffer, no one ever wins, wars never end—the trillion-dollar annual military budget would be in danger.
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The war in Afghanistan has included a counterinsurgency campaign, a counterterrorism mission, and a nation-building exercise. In none of the three has the United States succeeded. (Photo: Veronique de Viguerie/Edit by Getty Images) Views
Trump Demands Afghan Withdrawal and Washington Panics. But It’s Time To Leave, Now.
No serious person believes that the war is winnable in any meaningful sense.
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U.S. troops search an Iraqi family near Baquba on October 5, 2007. (Photo: Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images) News
10 Years After Iraq War Logs, It's Impunity for War Criminals, War on Whistleblowers
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and whistleblower Chelsea Manning have both paid a tremendous price for revealing U.S. and allied war crimes while the planners and perpetrators face no consequences.
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