The Revelations Of WikiLeaks: No. 2 —The Leak That ‘Exposed The True Afghan War’

By Elizabeth Vos, Consortiumnews.com -

Three months after it published the “Collateral Murder” video, WikiLeaks on July 25, 2010 released a cache of secret U.S. documents on the war in Afghanistan. It revealed the suppression of [...]

US & Its Afghan Trainees Now Killing More Civilians Than The Taliban

By Alexander Rubinstein, Mintpressnews.com -

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN — For the first time in recorded history, the U.S. and the Afghan government, whose forces are trained by Americans, killed more civilians than did the Taliban in the first [...]

ICC Refuses To Investigate Crimes In Afghanistan, U.S. Torture

By Center for Constitutional Rights. -

April 12, 2019, Paris, The Hague, New York – In what human rights groups call an appalling decision, the ICC Pre-Trial Chamber II decided not to grant the Prosecutor’s request to open an [...]

‘Shameful’: Trump Admin Revokes ICC Prosecutor’s Visa Over Probe Of Potential US War Crimes In Afghanistan

By Jessica Corbett, Commondreams.org -

Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda's office said she will continue her work for the Hague-based tribunal "without fear or favor." In a move human rights defenders decried as "shameful," the Trump [...]

American Soldiers Aren’t Dying For Our Freedom In Syria, Iraq And Afghanistan.

By Jerrod A Laber, Independent.co.uk -

President Trump has promised repeatedly to end “endless wars,” during both his campaign and his tenure so far in office. Despite this rhetoric, endless — and, frankly, pointless —wars are, sadly, [...]

Nonviolent Versus Violent Peace In Afghanistan And The World

By Dr. Hakim, Dissidentvoice.org -

“Salam (peace)!” is how Afghans greet one another, some of them simultaneously placing a hand over their hearts. But, while everyone including Afghans wants peace, the Afghan Peace Volunteers and [...]

The Taliban Is Ascendant As Afghanistan Hangs In The Balance

By Zubeida Mustafa, Truthdig.com -

The tables have turned. The Taliban, the militants who sheltered the 9/11 attackers and earned the wrath of America, are now meeting their arch-nemesis in Doha, Qatar. Conducting the talks is [...]

What It Really Takes To Secure Peace In Afghanistan

By Kathy Kelly, Voices for Creative Nonviolence. -

Kabul - Hossein, a member of the Afghan Peace Volunteers, (APV), which hosted my recent visit to Afghanistan, rolled up his sleeve to show me a still-healing three-inch wound. Thieves had broken [...]

Defying War And Defining Peace In Afghanistan

By Kathy Kelly, Wagingnonviolence.org -

On Jan. 27, the Taliban and the U.S. government each publicly stated acceptance, in principle, of a draft framework for ongoing negotiations that could culminate in a peace deal to end a [...]

Who Should Negotiate Peace In Afghanistan?

By Kathy Kelly, Progressive.org -

In January 27, the Taliban and the U.S. government each publicly stated acceptance, in principle, of a draft framework for ongoing negotiations that could culminate in a peace deal to end a [...]

Seven Gates Of Damascus And Concrete Walls Of Kabul

By Andre Vltchek, Informationclearinghouse.info -

In Syria, it may be autumn now, but almost the entire country is blossoming again, literally rising from ashes. Two thousand miles east from there, Afghanistan is smashed against its ancient [...]

As Trump Orders US Out Of Afghanistan, Notorious CIA-Backed Units Will Remain

By Marjorie Cohn, Truthout.org -

Politicians and pundits alike have roundly criticized Donald Trump for stating he will pull our troops out of Syria and cut US forces in Afghanistan by half. James Mattis immediately resigned as [...]

Global Looter: US To Take Afghanistan’s Minerals To Defray Costs

By Ariyana Love, Middle East Rising. -

The Companies of United States are planning to extract Afghanistan’s enormous reserves of valuable rare earth minerals, Reuters reported after U.S. President Donald Trump met with his Afghan [...]

What’s Behind U.S. Troop Withdrawals Announced For Syria And Afghanistan?

By Sara Flounders, Workers.org -

The announced withdrawal of the remaining 2,000 U.S. troops from Syria and a partial withdrawal from Afghanistan does not mean an end to the Pentagon’s aggressive militarism and endless U.S. wars [...]

Trump Surpasses Record For Most Bombs Dropped In One Year In Afghanistan, Over 5,200

By Niall McCarthy, Forbes.com -

17 years after U.S. forces and the Northern Alliance captured Kabul, half of Afghanistan has been retaken by the Taliban and the war is dragging on. ISIS have also become increasingly active in [...]