The Return of the Taliban
Sonali Kolhatkar, the co-author of Bleeding Afghanistan: Washington, Warlords and the Propaganda of Silence, discusses the latest round of talks between Taliban and the Afghan government in Doha, Qatar

  May 8, 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

  October 3, 14

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

  October 3, 14

Next Afghan President Unlikely to Solve Nation's Security Problems
Dr. Hakim Young and Shukria Dellawar say that the signing of the bilateral security agreement by the next Afghan president is going to complicate attempts at reconciliation with the Taliban

  October 3, 14

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"

  October 3, 14

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"

  October 3, 14

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of Hizb-e-Islami, one of the three main factions fighting Nato in Afghanistan, tells The Real News that his group has withdrawn from peace talks

  October 3, 14

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

  October 3, 14

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

  October 3, 14

Anand Gopal: Afghan Killings Product of Failed Strategy
Rural Afghans have given up on US and want an end to the war

  October 3, 14

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

  October 3, 14

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

U.S. Afghan Strategy in Disarray
Shashank Bengali: Pakistan alliance on the rocks, Afghan economy crashing and Taliban not weakened

  October 3, 14

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 3, 14

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

ISI killed journalist Saleem Shahzad: US Intelligence
NewsX: The US-Pak relationship took another blow today with another scathing report of the ISI

  July 5, 2011

Pakistan rejects criticism over Bin Laden
Al Jazeera: Pakistan's Prime Minister has denied he or the government knew they were harbouring the world's most-wanted man on its soil

  May 10, 2011

'Coordinated Attacks' Hit Afghan city
Gunmen launch a wave of attacks in the Afghan city of Kandahar

  October 3, 14

Why Kill Bin Laden Now?
Gareth Porter: Domestic politics dictated decision to assassinate bin Laden, not national security.

  October 3, 14

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

NATO Supplies in Constant Danger within Pakistan
Newsy: Pakistan’s move to block NATO and US supply routes has stranded supply trucks by its border

  October 6, 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

Muhammad Junaid: Floods in Pakistan will devastate food supply in both countries

  August 13, 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

  October 3, 14

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

  October 3, 14

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

  October 3, 14

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

  October 3, 14

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

Speculation surrounds Pak arrests of Taliban
Junaid: Rumors are flying that Pakistan's arrests of Taliban leaders may signal secret negotiations

  February 27, 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

Questions remain over Taliban arrests
Al Jazeera: Are the arrests of Taliban leaders a ploy by Pakistan to control peace talks?

  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

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

Capture of leader will not weaken Taliban
Yusufzai: Taliban is so strong now they have probably already replaced Baradar

  February 19, 2010

Capture of leader will not weaken Taliban
Yusufzai: Taliban is so strong now they have probably already replaced Baradar

  February 19, 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

US court: Pak. woman guilty of attempted murder
A Pakistani female neuroscientist has been convicted of trying to kill US soldiers and FBI agents

  February 5, 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

  October 3, 14

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

  October 3, 14

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

The Afghan war and the 'Grand Chessboard' Pt.1
Zbigniew Brzezinski on Afghanistan and the American strategy for Eurasia and the world

  January 13, 2010

The Afghan war and the 'Grand Chessboard' Pt2
Brzezinski: Six months before Soviet invasion, we financed the Mujahideen

  January 15, 2010

Afghanistan and global dominance Pt2
Engdahl: New regional cooperation that challenges US dominance is good for the world

  January 7, 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

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