Afghanistan

Endless War in Afghanistan

August 22, 2017

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

Bannon and Blackwater Want to Outsource Afghan War

August 3, 2017

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

Trump Frees Mattis to Escalate Endless Afghan War

June 15, 2017

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

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

May 17, 2017

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

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

May 3, 2017

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.

Afghanistan War at 15th Year Without End in Sight

October 7, 2016

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

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

September 25, 2016

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

MSF Says Fleeing Workers Targeted in Kunduz Attack

November 5, 2015

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

No End to The War in Afghanistan (1/2)

October 16, 2015

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

No End to The War in Afghanistan (2/2)

October 16, 2015

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

MSF Hospital Targeted by Afghan Government Forces in July

October 8, 2015

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

MSF Demands War Crime Probe in Afghanistan

October 7, 2015

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

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

October 6, 2015

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

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

March 30, 2015

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

No End in Sight for America’s Longest War

March 29, 2015

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

UN Finds 3,000 Civilians Killed in Afghanistan in 2014

January 7, 2015

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

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

September 29, 2014

The Center for International Policy’s Shukria Dellawar breaks down the players behind Afghanistan’s new coalition government

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

August 6, 2014

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

Next Afghan President Unlikely to Solve Nation’s Security Problems

June 13, 2014

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