Afghanistan

Iran

August 21, 2017
From Afghanistan to Iraq, the Trump administration, leading Democrats and much of the foreign policy and military establishment believe the U.S. should be more aggressive towards Iran. That’s a very dangerous situation that can lead to war, noted Iran expert Trita Parsi tells Paul Jay on Reality Asserts Itself

Reality Asserts Itself: Trita Parsi

August 21, 2017
From Afghanistan to Iraq, the Trump administration, leading Democrats and much of the foreign policy and military establishment believe the U.S. should be more aggressive towards Iran. That’s a very dangerous situation that can lead to war, noted Iran expert Trita Parsi tells Paul Jay on Reality Asserts Itself

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

August 21, 2017

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

As Aides Spar, Will Trump Hire Erik Prince for Afghanistan?

August 12, 2017

Amid ongoing White House discord, President Trump is reportedly weighing Blackwater founder Erik Prince’s proposal for a private mercenary force in Afghanistan. Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Colin Powell, says that would be a disaster

Afghanistan

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

Did Clinton’s Pro-War Record Cost Her the Election?

July 7, 2017

A new study ties Hillary Clinton’s election defeat to a backlash from voters directly impacted by wars she supported, with Trump gaining key votes in communities where military casualties were highest

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

June 2, 2017

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

Trump Expanding War From Syria to Afghanistan As Media Focuses on Comey

May 15, 2017

Vijay Prashad and Paul Jay: while the media continues its frenzy over Comey’s firing and the “Russia connection”, Trump is readying his “global war against Islamic Fascism” to be fought “without restraint”

The Wilkerson Report

May 4, 2017
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.