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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

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

Endless War in Afghanistan
Institute for Policy Studies' Phyllis Bennis and Paul Jay discuss Trump's war without end in Afghanistan

  August 22, 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

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

No End to The War in Afghanistan (1/2)
Junaid S. Ahmad, Professor of Law at Lahore University says after fourteen years of occupation nothing has improved, none of the objectives have been met, the situation is far worse and the US is in greater threat

  October 16, 2015

No End to The War in Afghanistan (2/2)
Junaid S. Ahmad, Professor of Law at Lahore University says after fourteen years of occupation nothing has improved, none of the objectives have been met, the situation is far worse and the US is in greater threat

  October 16, 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

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