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of Hizb-e-Islami, one of the three main factions fighting Nato in Afghanistan, tells The Real News that his group has withdrawn from peace talks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

    PANIC GRIPS AFGHAN BANK CUSTOMERS
    Al Jazeera: Nervous customers withdraw their savings amid fears of possible bank collapse.

      September 8, 2010

    AFGHAN WEDDING: A HAPPY ENDING
    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

    FLOOD WILL AFFECT AFPAK WAR
    Muhammad Junaid: Floods in Pakistan will devastate food supply in both countries

      August 13, 2010

    BATTLE FOR KANDAHAR IS ON
    Junaid: US troops may be able to control Kandahar for a time, but cannot control the countryside

      August 16, 2010

    WIKILEAKS: WASHINGTON DISMAYED WITH AFGHAN WAR
    Eric Margolis: US will need Pakistan to make deal with the Taliban

      August 3, 2010

    WHY IS THE US IN AFGHANISTAN - RUSSIA AND CHINA?
    Wikileaks: The Pakistan connection Pt.3

      August 1, 2010

    CIA AND ISI NURTURED MUJAHIDEEN AND TALIBAN
    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

    WIKILEAKS: THE PAKISTAN CONNECTION
    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

    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



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