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What's Behind the Taliban's Call for Talks?

The Taliban's letter, which urged the American people to pressure Trump to begin peace talks, is "more of a reflection of internal Taliban politics than a very meaningful and sincere request to talk," says Thomas Johnson, former advisor to NATO forces in Afghanistan.  February 21, 2018

No End to US Involvement in Afghanistan

"We'll Keep a Military Force for 50 Years Next to China and Pakistan," say Wilkerson. Paul Jay talks with Larry Wilkerson, part 9  November 28, 2017

The New York Times Gives Ex-Blackwater CEO Erik Prince Free Advertising

It's 'incredible' that the New York Times gave former Blackwater CEO Erik Prince editorial space to suggest letting private mercenaries lead the war in Afghanistan, says Col. Lawrence Wilkerson  August 30, 2017

Documentary Special: Return to Kandahar - A film by Paul Jay and Nelofer Pazira

Nelofer Pazira returns to Afghanistan in 2002 seeking her childhood friend Dyana who she thought had died living under Taliban rule. Through her search Nelofer unravels her past and the history of her country; Ottawa Citizen said the film was "as suspenseful as any drama. But it is also a shocking portrait of a nation still reeling from years of war, resistance and oppression."  August 27, 2017

Trump's Afghan Military Solution Will Fail

James Dorsey tells Paul Jay that Trump's plan is to force the Taliban to negotiate, but there is no reason for them to do so  August 29, 2017

Endless War in Afghanistan

Institute for Policy Studies' Phyllis Bennis and Paul Jay discuss Trump's war without end in Afghanistan  August 22, 2017

Trump's New Afghanistan Strategy: Windfall for the Military-Industrial Complex​

After 16 years and over a trillion dollars' worth ​of fighting, the U.S. has accomplished none of its stated goals--except the goal of​ enriching the ​flourishing military-industrial complex  August 21, 2017

Bannon and Blackwater Want to Outsource Afghan War

With the Afghan war in a violent stalemate, President Trump and his top advisers have considered proposals to outsource the anti-Taliban fight to private mercenaries  August 3, 2017

Trump Frees Mattis to Escalate Endless Afghan War

As Defense Secretary James Mattis is authorized to determine troop levels in Afghanistan, Stephen Miles of Win Without War says the U.S. and other foreign powers should focus on a political solution  June 15, 2017

Afghanistan: U.S. Poised to Extend a War it Can't Win

Military historian Andrew Bacevich says the U.S. is could soon escalate the Afghan war rather than face the tough questions it would take to end it  May 17, 2017

Afghanistan: The Longest U.S. War is Deadlier Than Ever

Matthew Hoh, a military veteran and diplomat who resigned his State Department post in protest of U.S. policy in Afghanistan, says the 16-year Afghan war won't end until the U.S. drops its strategy of sporadic escalation and insistence on Taliban surrender, with Afghan civilians suffering the worst consequences.  May 3, 2017

Wilkerson on Afghanistan: The Longest U.S. War Will Go on for Decades

Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, says geopolitics and the Taliban's military strength will help keep U.S. troops in Afghanistan for decades to come.  May 4, 2017

Are the CIA and Western Intelligence Services Covering Up Algerian Sponsorship of Islamist Jihadists? (1/2)

A Report by SOAS Professor Jeremy Keenan unveils the role of the Algerian Intelligence Agencies in running al-Qaeda camps in Northern Africa with the knowledge of the CIA, reports Dr. Nafeez Ahmed of Insurge Intelligence  November 4, 2016

Afghanistan War at 15th Year Without End in Sight

Trump and Clinton ignore Afghanistan war because they both will continue it, says Afghan Women's Mission co-director Sonali Kolhatkar  October 7, 2016

'Hands Dripping with the Blood of the Afghan People': US Agrees to Pardon and Reward Warlord

The peace deal amounts to a bribe for warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar to not commit crimes and terrorism, says Sonali Kolhatkar, host of "Rising Up With Sonali" on KPFA  September 25, 2016

MSF Says Fleeing Workers Targeted in Kunduz Attack

MSF General Director Christopher Stokes and Codepink's Medea Benjamin say the US military's explanation for the October attack that took 30 lives remains woefully inadequate  November 5, 2015

Does the US Have a Plan in Afghanistan? (2/2)

Author Anand Gopal discusses why a US strategy of arming 350,000 Afghan men will only perpetuate endless war  October 19, 2015

Does the US Have a Plan in Afghanistan? (1/2)

Author Anand Gopal discusses why a US strategy of arming 350,000 Afghan men will only perpetuate endless war  October 19, 2015

MSF Hospital Targeted by Afghan Government Forces in July

Phyllis Bennis says three months ago the hospital was attacked by US backed Afghan troops seeking Taliban militants  October 8, 2015

MSF Demands War Crime Probe in Afghanistan

Sune Engel Rasmussen, The Guardian reporter in Kabul, describes the local reaction to the bombing and questions the verification process that the US military exercises before bombing targets  October 7, 2015

Dependency on Warlords Led to U.S. Attack on MSF Afghan Hospital

Sonali Kolhatkar tells Paul Jay that the American perpetual war strategy has created a criminal narco-state and generated support for the hated Taliban  October 6, 2015

U.S. Policy in Afghanistan Created Hundreds of Little Dictators

Author and journalist Anand Gopal discusses the legacy of the war in Afghanistan at the Hosftra Conference on the George W. Bush Presidency  March 30, 2015

No End in Sight for America's Longest War

As President Obama slows US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, former State Department official Matthew Hoh says this will only intensify the violence and perpetuate the war  March 29, 2015

UN Finds 3,000 Civilians Killed in Afghanistan in 2014

Sonali Kolhatkar, co-author of the book, Bleeding Afghanistan: Washington, Warlords, and the Propaganda of Silence says the new President in Afghanistans' approach to governing depends on US protection of his presidency  January 7, 2015

US-Brokered Afghan Unity Government Paves Way for Continued Military Presence

The Center for International Policy's Shukria Dellawar breaks down the players behind Afghanistan's new coalition government  September 29, 2014

Afghan Soldier Kills US General, America's Highest-Ranking Fatality Since Vietnam

Fmr. chief of staff to Colin Powell Lawrence Wilkerson discusses the recent killing of a U.S. General by an Afghan insider and the mess America will leave behind after its withdrawal  August 6, 2014

The Untold Story of America's War in Afghanistan Pt.2

Part two of our discussion with journalist Ann Jones on her new book: "How the Wounded Return from America's Wars -- The Untold Story"  November 11, 2013

The Untold Story of America's War in Afghanistan Pt.3

Part three of our discussion with journalist Ann Jones on her new book: "How the Wounded Return from America's Wars - The Untold Story"  November 11, 2013

'The Americans have been Dishonest Negotiators' says Afghan Militants' Representative

The Political Chief of Hizb-e-Islami, one of the three main factions fighting Nato in Afghanistan, tells The Real News that his group has withdrawn from peace talks  June 16, 2013

Protest Against Drones and Afghan War at White House

Code Pink greets newly elected President Obama with demand to end Afghan war and stop secret drone warfare  November 18, 2012

Both Candidates Misleading on Iran and Afghanistan

Gareth Porter: Obama and Romney debate a false narrative about US foreign policy  October 28, 2012

US War Against IED's in Afghanistan a Strategic Failure

Garth Porter: US has been unable to limit the high casualties suffered as a result of a key Taliban strategy  September 27, 2012

Little Debate About Afghan War in Election Campaign

Gareth Porter: Afghan war a failure, yet there is little debate about why and what to do next  September 27, 2012

Anand Gopal: Afghan Killings Product of Failed Strategy

Rural Afghans have given up on US and want an end to the war  March 14, 2012

Afghan Activists Want US Out, No Deal with Taliban

Sonali Kolhatkar: RAWA women do not want any power sharing deal with Taliban but want US out now  March 13, 2012

United States vs. Manning & Assange

Michael Ratner: Army is trying to pressure Manning into implicating Julian Assange so that he too can be charged and extradited to US  February 29, 2012

Families of Soldiers Call for Investigation into Deaths After Military Hazing

Hearings will take place in Afghanistan, though advocates and the soldier’s family want them to take place within the US  January 26, 2012

Afghan Energy Wars

Antonia Juhasz: From oil production to pipelines, energy is a major factor why the US won't leave Afghanistan anytime soon  October 7, 2011

US Afghan Kill/Capture Campaign Targeted Civilians

Gareth Porter: US used cell phones to track targets, but knowingly killed and captured civilians  September 29, 2011

Mullen Pakistan Critique Shows US AF/PAK Policy Unraveling

Gareth Porter: Admiral Mullen's comments on Pakistan show exit strategy from Afghanistan failing  September 29, 2011

'Coordinated Attacks' Hit Afghan city

Gunmen launch a wave of attacks in the Afghan city of Kandahar  May 8, 2011

Why Kill Bin Laden Now?

Gareth Porter: Domestic politics dictated decision to assassinate bin Laden, not national security.  May 5, 2011

Bush Admin Didn't Pursue Bin Laden Post 9/11

Gareth Porter: Bush admin "had no plan by design" to kill or capture bin Laden  May 6, 2011

Saudis Rely on Pakistan's Military

Muhammad Junaid: Saudi Security Council Chief asks Pakistan's support to suppress dissent  May 10, 2011

Little sympathy for bin Laden in Yemeni and Afghan capitals

EuroNews: In Yemen pro-democracy activists have urged protesters not to display banners of Osama bin Laden  May 4, 2011

Robert Fisk on Bin Laden Death

Al Jazeera interviews Robert Fisk, British author and journalist for the Independent  May 3, 2011

Bin Laden Euphoria and Wild West Justice

Eric Margolis: Bringing bin Laden to justice would have meant a trial, not an assassination  May 3, 2011

Gitmo Papers Reveal Hundreds of Innocent People Held and are Still Held

Vincent Warren: Secret Guantanamo files reveal what's been known for years - evidence against most detainees was a sham  April 26, 2011

Taliban Can Fight Forever

Rahimullah Yusufzai: Negotiations must take place now; Taliban, fighting for religion and country, can fight forever  January 11, 2011

Permanent Bases Objective in Afghan War?

Sen. Lindsay Graham may have revealed real objective of war with call for permanent air bases  January 10, 2011

Business in Afghanistan, Connections Matter Most

Jonathan Landay investigates alleged corruption at highest levels in Afghanistan  November 14, 2010

Afghan Government Holds Secret Talks with Taliban

Newsy: Taliban representatives and the Afghan government have engaged in secret talks  October 8, 2010

US Media and Afghan War

Reese Erlich: Military downplaying biggest surge of the war  October 15, 2010

China and the Afghan War

One War in Pakistan and Afghanistan Pt.2  October 7, 2010

One War in Pakistan and Afghanistan

Muhammad Junaid: US is replicating the final days of Russian occupation, deal looking more likely  October 6, 2010

Drugs and Murder in Afghanistan

Did US soldiers create Afghan Killing Club Pt. 2 - Is Army culture to blame for the crimes?  September 21, 2010

Did US Soldiers Create Afghan Killing Club?

US soldiers charged with targeting Afghan civilians; Army ignored pleas by soldier's father  September 20, 2010


Al Jazeera: Nervous customers withdraw their savings amid fears of possible bank collapse.  September 8, 2010


Channel4: In Afghanistan, this bride - a rape victim - and her groom had to overcome prejudice and abuse  August 18, 2010

The gangs of Kandahar - the city's real power?

Channel 4: Author Stephen Grey writes about how "warlords" control the Afghan city of Kandahar  August 16, 2010

Living with the Taliban on the Afghan frontline

Channel 4 News has obtained rare film of Taliban fighters on the Afghanistan frontline  August 16, 2010


Junaid: US troops may be able to control Kandahar for a time, but cannot control the countryside  August 16, 2010


Eric Margolis: US will need Pakistan to make deal with the Taliban  August 3, 2010


Wikileaks: The Pakistan connection Pt.3  August 1, 2010


Wikileaks: The Pakistan connection Pt.2  July 31, 2010

Canadian soliders 'killed' in friendly fire

Al Jazeera revisits incident in Afghanistan prompted by report contained in Wikileaks  July 29, 2010


Gould, Fitzgerald, authors of "Afghanistan's Untold Story" discuss WikiLeaks Pakistan Taliban connection  July 29, 2010

Afghan shootings raise war crimes question

Evidence examined by Channel 4 News could indicate "war crimes" in Afghanistan  July 28, 2010

Files raise questions over civilian casualties

Channel 4:Wikileaks reports which suggest disparity between UN and US civilian casualty figures  July 27, 2010

Afghan files: Task Force 373 - the Taliban hunters

Channel 4 News analyses claims Task Force 373 appeared to botch attempts to kill al-Qaeda operatives  July 27, 2010

Secret Files Leak: Afghanistan's Hidden War

Channel 4: War as we have never been allowed to see it before: more than 90,000 secret files  July 27, 2010

Afghan leak: Wikileaks Julian Assange tells all

Channel 4 News speaks exclusively to founder of Wikileaks Julian Assange about the Afghan war logs  July 26, 2010

Secret files: Wikileaks reveals 'unseen war'

Major security breach reveals alleged "execution squads", an apparent plot to kill the Afghan president  July 25, 2010

Afghan casualties: number of UK payouts 'treble'

Channel4: Payments to relatives of civilians killed in error by British forces in Afghanistan trebled  June 25, 2010

McChrystal's counter-terrorism without McChrystal

Lawrence Wilkerson: Overall objectives and basic strategy in Afghanistan are wrong - it's time to leave  June 24, 2010

Three 'neo-cons' support Obama firing McChrysal

Raw: John McCain, Joseph Lieberman, Lindsey Graham, hold a news conference; and give Obama a lecture  June 24, 2010

Raw: Obama fires McChrystal

Obama says no change in Afghan strategy  June 23, 2010

Why the furor over McChrystal?

Porter: The real problem is a failed strategy in Afghanistan  June 23, 2010

Rolling Stone writer explains McChrystal article

Al Jazeera: Michael Hastings on what Gen. McChrystal was trying to achieve by giving a journalist access  June 23, 2010

Kandahar campaign will be bloody

US troops by day, Taliban by night Pt.2 - Junaid: Local people likely to suffer majority of casualties  June 20, 2010

McChrystal faces 'Iraq' moment

McChrystal confronts the specter of a collapse of United States political support for the war  June 20, 2010

Paul Jay on RT - US knew Afghan bonanza in '07

Did mineral deposits in Afghanistan affect President Obama's '09 decision to widen the scope of the war?  June 16, 2010

US troops by day, Taliban by night

Junaid: People of Kandahar caught between US army and Taliban; will not support US offensive  June 19, 2010

Taliban offensive in full effect in Afghanistan

Al Jazeera: The assault on the Kandahar air field comes days after two Taliban attacks on US and NATO  May 23, 2010

33 billion for Afghan war

Swanson: Congress set to pass emergency funding for war  May 18, 2010

Turning point in US anti-war movement

AlJazeera: Forty years ago National Guard troops in Ohio fired on students at Kent State  May 4, 2010

US panel debates drone legality

Al Jazeera: It is widely suspected that the US has used drones frequently to target al-Qaeda and Taliban  March 24, 2010

Marja and the drug war

US picks its drug lords as Pashtun tribe prepares to battle for control of poppy fields  March 2, 2010

Afghans hate US backed war lords

Omar and bin Laden Pt2: "Take and hold" in Marja won't mean much if rule of warlords not ended  February 22, 2010

Afghans hate US backed war lords

Omar and bin Laden Pt2: "Take and hold" in Marja won't mean much if rule of warlords not ended  February 22, 2010

Mullah Omar and Osama bin Laden

Yusufzai: Pre-9/11 saw great tension between Taliban and al-Qaeda, then US invasion created common enemy  February 20, 2010

Mullah Omar and Osama bin Laden

Yusufzai: Pre-9/11 saw great tension between Taliban and al-Qaeda, then US invasion created common enemy  February 20, 2010

The "Battle" of Marja

Muhammad Junaid: Marja more propaganda than war, but if US brings prosperity, people could accept it  February 18, 2010

Fierce resistance to US Afghan offensive

Officials claim the Taliban's top military commander has been captured - Ch4 reports  February 17, 2010

Offensive in Marja directed at US public opinion

Porter: The attack on Marja is meant to prepare Americans to accept negotiations with Taliban  February 17, 2010

Do the Taliban represent the Pashtuns? Pt.4

Junaid: Afghan jirga is a real democratic form, if left alone, they would tell foreign forces to leave  February 11, 2010

Do the Taliban represent the Pashtuns? Pt.2

Junaid: Pashtuns didn't agree with their al-Qaeda guests 9/11 attack, but US repeated Soviet mistake  February 9, 2010

Do the Taliban represent the Pashtuns? Pt3

Junaid: US alliance with warlords creates conditions for revival of the Taliban  February 1, 2010

New mindset for US foreign policy? Pt.2

Peter Dale Scott: If you unleash the dogs of war it's not easy to pull them back.  February 1, 2010

"The Afghan Government is not worth fighting for"

The Doha Debates takes on the Afghan war  January 31, 2010

Canada's pro-democracy movement

People in the streets accusing prime minister of shutting down parliament to avoid war crimes inquiry  January 26, 2010

New mindset for US foreign policy?

Peter Dale Scott: The President does not choose the mindset, it chooses the people who become President  January 31, 2010

Do the Taliban represent the Pashtuns?

Muhammad Junaid: Pashtun traditional code conflicts with Taliban law, but US attacks creating support  January 21, 2010

Zbigniew Brzezinski on the Afghan War and the 'Grand Chessboard' (1/3)

In a 2010 interview, Zbigniew Brzezinski and Paul Jay discuss the war in Afghanistan and the American strategy for dominating Eurasia and the world to prevent "global anarchy". Brzezinski died on May 26, 2017  January 13, 2010

Brzezinski's Afghan War and the Grand Chessboard (2/3)

In a 2010 interview with Paul Jay, Zbigniew Brzezinski defends his fateful decision to push President Carter to arm the Afghan Mujahedin and induce the Soviet Union into an invasion of Afghanistan - a strategy that led to the emergence of the Taliban, Bin Laden and al Qaeda. Brzezinski died on May 26, 2017  January 15, 2010

"Obama's choice" pure politics

Lawrence Wilkerson: Obama's campaign rhetoric and his generals put him in a corner on Afghanistan  December 4, 2009

America cannot be the hegemon of Western Asia

Wilkerson Pt2: Diplomacy must lead a regional solution to Afghan war; there is no military solution  December 5, 2009

US no business in the middle of Afghan civil war

Phyllis Bennis: Obama said that there was no military solution, but that's all he's really offering  December 6, 2009

Why is the USA in Afghanistan?

Engdahl: Key objective is a permanent military presence in Asia  December 9, 2009

Afghan war not about self-defence

Phyllis Bennis Pt2: Afghan people must fight the Taliban and the warlords, US occupation makes it worse  December 7, 2009

India, Pakistan and a regional solution

Bennis Pt3: India and Pakistan and other regional players must be part of the solution to Afgan war  December 8, 2009

Obama's Vietnam-lite

Pepe Escobar: It's not Vietnam, said Obama, but neither it is what he said it is  December 2, 2009

Obama's "empire"

Obama says US is not an empire as he sends 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan  December 2, 2009

Obama's "empire" Pt.2

What would an alternative strategy for Afghanistan look like? Paul Jay with Reese Erlich  December 3, 2009

Ron Paul: End the War in Afghanistan

Paul: Are we staying in Afghanistan to save face?  November 24, 2009

Is Karzai in control?

Al Jazeera: Karzai has been sworn in for a second term, can he gain the support of the Afghan people?  November 23, 2009

A woman among warlords Pt.2

Joya: US in Afghanistan supports drug dealing warlords to better control the regions oil and gas  November 22, 2009

A woman among warlords

Joya: US backed fundamentalism is at the root of the Afghan problem; foreign troops should get out now  November 21, 2009

Obama's war in Afghanistan Pt2

Fault Lines debates Obamas war in Afghanistan. Hosted by Avi Lewis.  November 17, 2009

Obama's war in Afghanistan Pt1

Fault Lines debates Obamas war in Afghanistan. Hosted by Avi Lewis.  November 15, 2009

'These people just want to be left alone'

In Afghanistan the US soldiers are losing heart for a fight they feel their presence is only prolonging  November 9, 2009

What's US objective in Afghanistan?

Youssef: Pentagon officials are going public with plan to set up indefinitely in the region  November 3, 2009

Don't repeat Vietnam in Afghanistan Pt.1

Daniel Ellsberg: The counter-insurgency plan in Afghanistan is similar to Vietnam  November 5, 2009

Don't repeat Vietnam in Afghanistan Pt.2

Daniel Ellsberg: The counter-insurgency plan in Afganistan is similar to Viet Nam Pt2  November 6, 2009

Don't repeat Vietnam in Afghanistan Pt.3

Daniel Ellsberg: The counter-insurgency plan in Afganistan is similar to Viet Nam Pt3  November 7, 2009

Taliban leader killed in Afghan operation

As Pakistan continues to struggle coalition forces are claiming some success in neighbouring Afghanistan  October 14, 2009

Obama struggles to maintain support for Afghan war

The Obama administration is keen to maintain public support for the war in Afghanistan.  September 2, 2009

Poor Helmand turnout for Afghan election

Reports suggest as few as 150 people voted in the Helmand area of Afghanistan  August 27, 2009

Partial Afghan poll count shows Karzai in lead

Incumbent President Hamid Karzai appears to have garnered 41 per cent of the vote so far  August 27, 2009

The Afghan chessboard

Pepe Escobar commentary: The real meaning of the Afghan elections  August 26, 2009

British deaths in Afghanistan as votes come in

The two main contenders for the presidency both claiming victory, two more British soldiers were killed  August 25, 2009

Obama's War Pt2

On the front lines with U.S. troops, can Iraq-style "surge" work in Afghanistan?  August 24, 2009

Obama's War Pt1

What is the US trying to achieve in Afghanistan, and will it make the US safer?  August 22, 2009

Taliban warning to Afghan voters

Taliban fighters warn voters not to go to the polls or risk death or a "finger"  August 20, 2009

Afghan villagers want an end to war

British ambassador tells villagers to vote, but they are more interested in an end to violence  August 19, 2009

Elections in Afghanistan

Youssef: Afghans have little faith in the elections, the central government or the foreign forces  August 19, 2009

Corruption claims mar Afghan elections

Corruption, poverty and the power of warlords are issues most Afghans are concerned about  August 18, 2009

Afghan civilian death toll rises

UN report says the number of civilians killed in Afghanistan has jumped by 24 per cent  August 1, 2009

More U.S. Troops Heading to Afghanistan?

Gen. Stanley McChrystal expected to ask for more troops for Afghanistan  August 1, 2009

Taliban chief rejects British overtures

Taliban commander Haqqani says British only want to talk because they are "feeling the pain of losses"  July 28, 2009

Taliban issues new code of conduct

Taliban's new military manual outlines a unified code of behavior to win "hearts and minds"  July 28, 2009

Afghanistan: US up to its ears in trouble

Margolis: The US is not just fighting the Taliban, they are fighting the Pashtun people  August 1, 2009

Biggest military offensive of Obama's presidency

Thousands of US marines pouring into Taliban controlled villages in Afghanistan's Helmand province  July 3, 2009

Deadly US air-strike on Afghan village

Afghan government says around 140 villagers were killed in a US air-strike in Afghanistan last month  June 26, 2009

Afghanistan's smuggler children

A program to eradicate opium production has led to an upsurge of child smugglers  June 24, 2009

Report on Afghanistan Pt1

Anand Gopal: US focused on military approach but Iraq tactics can't work in Afghanistan  June 3, 2009

Report on Afghanistan Pt.2

Anand Gopal: The Pakistani state is aligned with Afghan Taliban but at war with the Pakistani Taliban  June 6, 2009

No way to "win" in Afghanistan

Porter: The United States doesn't understand the forces it unleashed in Afghanistan  May 25, 2009

McChrystal and the Afghan military "solution" Pt1

Porter: A civilian component to a counterinsurgency strategy in Afghanistan is essentially empty talk  May 24, 2009

Opium is king in Afghanistan

Lasseter Pt.2: Drug trade inseparable from both the Afghan insurgency and the NATO-backed government  May 10, 2009

Poppy palaces in Afghanistan

Lasseter Pt.3: Solutions in Afghanistan are hard to find as corruption and a narco-state grow  May 12, 2009

Drug lords have friends in high places

Tom Lasseter: Afghan drug trade thrives with help, and neglect, of officials  May 10, 2009

Killing them softly with air strikes

Pepe Escobar on how the rebranded "war on terror" is being sold as a PAKISTANI war  May 8, 2009

US strike in Afghanistan kills dozens

Afghan villagers yesterday mourned relatives buried in mass graves after US-led airstrikes  May 6, 2009

McGovern warns Obama of LBJ legacy

ANP: Obama runs the risk of hobbling his domestic goals if he continues to send troops into Afghanistan  May 5, 2009

Opium Economics How does heroin get to the world?  April 25, 2009

The secrets of Obama's surge

The President is not exactly telling all that’s going on in AfPak  April 1, 2009

Obama's Afghan plan

Gutman: If you don't put Afghan development at the centre of a strategy then things will get worse  April 1, 2009

Dangerous decisions in Afghanistan Pt. 3

Ahmad: US desperate in Afghanistan, needs deal with Russia - which makes China nervous  March 14, 2009

Why are we in Afghanistan?

The Real News Cafe: Recorded live at the Gladstone in Toronto, a Real News panel takes on the Afghan war  March 9, 2009

Why are we in Afghanistan? Pt.2

The Real News Cafe: Recorded live at the Gladstone in Toronto, a Real News panel takes on the Afghan war  March 10, 2009

Why are we in Afghanistan? Pt.3

The Real News Cafe: Recorded live at the Gladstone in Toronto, a Real News panel takes on the Afghan war  March 12, 2009

Why are we in Afghanistan? Pt.4

The Real News Cafe: Recorded live at the Gladstone in Toronto, a Real News panel takes on the Afghan war  March 13, 2009

Why are we in Afghanistan? Pt.5

The Real News Cafe: Recorded live at the Gladstone in Toronto, a Real News panel takes on the Afghan war  March 14, 2009

Why are we in Afghanistan? Pt.6

The Real News Cafe: Recorded live at the Gladstone in Toronto, a Real News panel takes on the Afghan war  March 15, 2009

Why are we in Afghanistan? Pt.7

The Real News Cafe: Recorded live at the Gladstone in Toronto, a Real News panel takes on the Afghan war  March 23, 2009

Why are we in Afghanistan? Pt.8

The Real News Cafe: Recorded live at the Gladstone in Toronto, a Real News panel takes on the Afghan war  March 28, 2009

Why are we in Afghanistan? Pt.9

The Real News Cafe: What does al-Qaeda want?  March 29, 2009

Dangerous decisions in Afghanistan Pt. 1

Ahmad: Obama's decision to add troops and arm Afghan militias is dangerous  March 8, 2009

The key to the Taliban riddle Pt.2

Veteran Afghan jihadis have the US administration puzzled, Pt. 2 of 2  March 6, 2009

The Taliban riddle

Pepe Escobar: Everybody is making a mess out of the AfPak theatre, including Washington  March 5, 2009

The Afghan trap

Ray McGovern: US attempt to trap the USSR in 1979 is at root of current situation in Afghanistan  February 21, 2009

Russia postpones Iran missile deal

Russia Today TV reports Russia keeps missile sale on table as it holds cards in Afghanistan Pt.2  February 22, 2009

Combat Outpost: From the Afghan frontline

Guardian: US military's most dangerous outposts show just how western forces are losing ground  February 16, 2009

"The good war" Pt.3

Nancy Youssef reports on her recent assignment in Afghanistan and on Obama's plans for the country  January 23, 2009

"The good war" Pt.2

Nancy Youssef reports on her recent assignment in Afghanistan and on Obama's plans for the country  January 22, 2009

Lost souls of Afghanistan's heroin trade

Guardian: A look at the rise in drug addiction in Kabul since the invasion of Afghanistan  January 1, 2009

Civilian casualties in Afghanistan

Guardian: Clancy Chassay reports on the impact of civilian casualties on the Afghan population  December 20, 2008

Margolis on how to resolve Afghan conflict

Eric Margolis: Only solution is a total withdrawal of foreign forces, regardless of consequences Pt. 3/4  November 13, 2008

What does the West owe Afghanistan?

Eric Margolis: The US and NATO must cease military operations and negotiate with Taliban Pt.4/4  November 21, 2008

The war without an objective

Eric Margolis: Obama's only option is to make an agreement with Taliban and withdraw from Afghanistan  November 12, 2008

US should say yes to drugs in Afghanistan

Sunil Ram: A rational policy requires buying poppies from Afghan farmers, and cutting out warlords Pt.3  November 1, 2008

Coalition forces on the wrong track in Afghanistan

Anand Gopal: Afghanistan does not need more guns, it needs reconstruction and reconciliation  October 17, 2008

Al-Qaeda and jihad's tribal connections

Pakistani analyst Khawar Mehdi: The jihad's ideology and leaders Pt3 of 4  September 19, 2008

Al-Qaeda calls for a new 'Jihad'

Afghanistan, and not Iraq -- is the main front of struggle  July 23, 2008

The Pak-Afghan riddle

Prof. Barnett Rubin on the US, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Taliban and NATO (1 of 4)  July 16, 2008

The Pak-Afghan riddle part 2

Prof. Barnett Rubin on the links between the US, Afghanistan, Pakistan, the Taliban and NATO (2 of 4)  July 15, 2008

Pakistan, Afghanistan and 'Pashtunistan'?

Prof. Rubin says both the Pashtuns and the Taliban want to abolish the Pak-Afghan border ( 3 of 4)  July 15, 2008

Beyond the war on terror

Prof. Rubin: Not covert action, greater political cooperation with Pakistan should be focus (4 of 4)  July 21, 2008

Carnage in Kabul

Graeme Smith: Taliban forces 'franchised' and mostly Afghan based  July 9, 2008

Is Pakistan to blame for spike in Afghan violence?

Graeme Smith: The Taliban are mostly based in Afghanistan, Pakistan bases not the issue  June 28, 2008

Afghanistan: The new 'great game'

Guardian: In cross-border raids by Taliban from Pakistan, US troop response reminiscent of 19th century  June 28, 2008

Afghan leaders say Pak ISI behind blasts

Yousafzai: Afghan Pres Hamid Karzai blaming Pakistan to win Afghan votes in next election  June 27, 2008

What should Obama's policy be for Afghanistan?

Ahmad: Take on the drug lords and support local leaders without seeking US strategic advantage (4/4)  June 21, 2008

Taliban forces alter strategy

NATO forces push Taliban out of Arghandab district but for how long?  June 20, 2008

Obama and Afghanistan

Aijaz Ahmad: There is no military solution to the war in Afghanistan (3/4)  June 19, 2008

Will Pakistan fight a US war?

Aijaz Ahmad: US bombing disrupted negotiations between Pakistan gov and tribal leaders (2/4)  June 19, 2008

Does the Afghan war matter to the US?

Ahmad: Permanent bases and strategy towards China long-term US objectives in Afghanistan (1/4)  June 18, 2008

Kandahar braces for Taliban offensive

Taliban and NATO forces both assert that they are in control  June 18, 2008

Karzai threatens to send troops into Pakistan

AP: Afghanistan's president is ready to seek out Taliban wherever they are hiding  June 16, 2008

Afghanistan: Lost in translation

Guardian: Even interpreters have given up on language gap between US Airborne company and Pashtun elder  June 22, 2008

Afghanistan's other voices: the artist

Guardian: Kabul artist Ali Kahn talks about being persecuted for his ethnicity and his art  June 16, 2008

Afghanistan's other voices: the brick makers

The Guardian: A group of brick makers struggle, confronted by rising food prices and insecurity  June 26, 2008

Kabul's new drug crisis

Guardian: Iran and Pakistan deporting drug addicts to Afghanistan  May 31, 2008

Karzai, cabinet ministers flee under fire

Senior Afghan leadership, foreign dignitaries sent running for cover as militants open fire on ceremony  April 28, 2008

Obama's Vietnam?

Ray McGovern: Will Afghanistan be Obama's Vietnam?  December 12, 2008

Raw News: UK marines in Afghanistan

Sky news video shows Royal Marines operation in Helmund province, Afghanistan  February 26, 2008

NATO split over Afghanistan

Saleem Shahzad: NATO debates two choices - massive military offensive or negotiate with the Taliban  January 25, 2008

NATO Split Over Afghanistan

Saleem Shahzad: NATO debates two choices - massive military offensive or negotiate with the Taliban  January 25, 2008

Is there a military solution in Afghanistan?

Eric Margolis: Manley report on Canada's role in Afghanistan justifies failing mission  January 23, 2008

Afghanistan: Caught between extremes

Malalai Joya: Afghan woman parliamentarian speaks out  November 16, 2007

Afghanistan: Caught between extremes

Malalai Joya: Afghan woman parliamentarian speaks out (Real News Replay)  November 16, 2007

Afghanistan in mourning

Six parliamentarians killed in Afghanistan's deadliest-ever suicide blast  November 8, 2007

Critical Opportunities Lost in Afghanistan

Jonathan S. Landay: Opportunity lost to repay Afghanistan for US policy that led to civil war; could be headed there again  January 14, 2011

Kabul Bombing and Afghan War are a Result of Deep Contradiction in US Policy

Long-time Middle East correspondent Patrick Cockburn explains that the ongoing war in Afghanistan and the recent massive bombing in Kabul are the result of contradictory US support for Sunni factions in the region and will not end until US pressures Pakistan  June 2, 2017

Taliban fighters display 'US weapons'

Al Jazeera exclusive footage showing the Taliban in Afghanistan displaying what appears to be US weapon  November 10, 2009
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