Memorial Day Is Killing Us: Celebrated To Death

By Erik Edstrom, Tom Dispatch. -

For those first six months after my return from war, thudding back slaps and free beers from well-meaning civilians numbed my sense of betrayal. But over time, I realized that all of this "thank [...]

Empire Files: The Forgotten Wars, Part I

By Abby Martin and Mike Prysner, Empire Files. -

The US war on Afghanistan will soon enter its 20th year. Two decades we’ve seen an endless loop of news stories: progress then setbacks, lies then revelations, a new end, then a new beginning. [...]

US Continues Its War On The Rest Of The World

By Margaret Kimberley, Black Agenda Report. -

It isn’t clear who the next president of the United States will be but the terrible handiwork of Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama and Donald Trump are [...]

Scheer Intelligence: The Afghanistan War Turned Americans Into ‘Good Germans’

By Robert Scheer, -

Nearly 19 years into the Afghanistan War, it seems the U.S. might be finally ready to end the longest armed conflict in its history. The Trump administration announced in late February that a [...]

Afghanistan: ICC Appeals Chamber Authorises The Opening Of An Investigation

By Staff, -

Today, 5 March 2020, the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court ('ICC' or 'Court') decided unanimously to authorise the Prosecutor to commence an investigation into alleged crimes [...]

U.S. Breaks Its Just Signed Agreement With The Taliban

By Staff, -

Today a U.S. fighter jet bombed a Taliban unit which was fighting with an Afghan government checkpoint. The air attack came just a day after U.S. President Trump had a telephone call with the [...]

The Terrorism-Industrial Complex (TIC)

By Jan Oberg, -

A modified image of President Ronald Reagan with Afghan mujaheddins–‘freedom fighters’ against the Soviet Union in 1983. Today, against the USA, they are called ‘terrorists.’ 25 Feb 2020 – Since [...]

“So-Called ‪’Peace Deal’ Is Anything But”: Critics Warn US-Taliban Deal Exposes Fallacies Of Endless War Paradigm

By Jon Queally, -

The agreement, warned Rep. Barbara Lee, "leaves thousands of troops in Afghanistan and lacks the critical investments in peacebuilding, human-centered development, or governance reform needed to [...]

The Afghanistan ‘Peace Deal’ Riddle

By Pepe Escobar, -

Nearly two decades after the invasion and occupation of Afghanistan post-9/11, and after an interminable war costing over $ 2 trillion, there’s hardly anything “historic” about a possible peace [...]

US Dropped Bombs In Afghanistan At Record Level In 2019

By Phillip Walter Wellman, -

KABUL, Afghanistan — The United States dropped more bombs and other munitions in Afghanistan last year than any other year since documentation began in 2006, Air Force data shows. American [...]

The War In Afghanistan Is A Fraud

By Lee Camp, Truthdig. -

Bombs have numbers. Humans have names. Our American military boasts a skill and passion for using numbers to turn names into yet more numbers. But these numbers have grown so gargantuan and out [...]

Trump Threatens Afghan Armageddon U.S. “Plans” For The Afghan War Might Prove A Crime Against Humanity

By Nick Turse, -

On February 4, 2002, a Predator drone circled over Afghanistan’s Paktia province, near the city of Khost. Below was al-Qaeda’s founder Osama bin Laden -- or at least someone in the CIA thought so [...]

Majorities Of U.S. Veterans, Public Say The Wars In Iraq And Afghanistan Were Not Worth Fighting

By Ruth Igielnik and Kim Parker, -

Nearly 18 years since the start of the war in Afghanistan and 16 years since the U.S. invasion of Iraq, majorities of U.S. military veterans say those wars were not worth fighting, according to a [...]

After 18 Years of US Occupation, Poll Finds Zero Percent Of Afghans Thriving, 85 Percent “Suffering”

By Alan Macleod, -

Since the 2001 occupation of Afghanistan began, fighting has not stopped, destroying the country and leading to the U.S. spending an estimated $2 trillion on the war. American polling firm [...]

Peace And The Withdrawal Of American Soldiers From Afghanistan Put On Hold

By Vladimir Odintsov, -

According to Hawa Alam Nuristani, Chairwoman of the Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan, the current president of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani, came first in the country’s presidential [...]