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  • March 30, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Billions Blown in Afghanistan Reconstruction Spending? (MuckReads Edition)
    ProPublica: After routing the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001, the U.S. government began a now 13-year effort to stabilize and develop the country. It has cost taxpayers billions — and some say, achieved little. These stories examine the waste and problems plaguing U.S. reconstruction efforts that, despite the end of combat, will continue to cost billions — even as our military presence shrinks.      Full news...

  • March 28, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    US troops, immune from prosecution, raped dozens of Colombian children US soldiers and military contractors were responsible for the rape and sexual abuse of scores of Colombian children, but faced no legal repercussions because of a treaty between Washington and Bogota granting them full immunity. A fresh revelation of these appalling crimes came as a byproduct of ongoing peace talks between the Colombian government and the FARC (Armed Revolutionary Forces of Colombia) guerrilla movement taking place in Havana, Cuba.      Full news...

  • March 17, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Declassified Documents: CIA Helped Fund al-Qaeda via Afghan Government
    Sputnik: Documents declassified at a trial of a suspected terrorist show that millions of dollars in CIA funds fell into the hands of al Qaeda in 2010. The money was used by Afghan officials in a ransom payment.Once again, US money funneled through the CIA into the Middle East has ended up being used against… well, the US... Correspondence made public at the trial of Abid Naseer, a Pakistani al-Qaeda operative convicted in Brooklyn of supporting terrorism and conspiring to bomb a British shopping center.      Full news...

  • February 27, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Our Condolences
    The Intercept: An armored vehicle ran over a six-year-old boy’s legs: 11,000 USD. A jingle truck was “blown up by mistake”: 15,000 USD. A controlled detonation broke eight windows in a mosque: 106 USD. A boy drowned in an anti-tank ditch: 1,916 USD. A 10-ton truck ran over a cucumber crop: 180 USD. A helicopter “shot bullets hitting and killing seven cows”: 2,253 USD.      Full news...

  • February 24, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    US slaughter in Afghanistan rages on
    WSWS: Less than two months after President Barack Obama announced an end to US combat operations in Afghanistan, top Pentagon officials have made it clear that these murderous operations are not only continuing, they are escalating, while plans for the withdrawal of American troops are being reconsidered. At the end of last year, the American president declared that “the longest war in American history is coming to a responsible conclusion.”      Full news...

  • February 22, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Pentagon chief: US military considering keeping more troops in Afghanistan
    Associated Press: The United States is considering slowing its military exit from Afghanistan by keeping a larger-than-planned troop presence this year and next because the new Afghan government is proving to be a more reliable partner, US defense secretary Ash Carter said Saturday. Carter, on his first overseas trip since starting the Pentagon job Tuesday, also said the Obama administration is “rethinking” the counterterrorism mission in Afghanistan, although he did not elaborate.      Full news...

  • February 13, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    US reportedly increases secret raids inAfghanistan U.S. Special Forces soldiers and their Afghan allies have undertaken an increasing number of night raids targeting Taliban and Al Qaeda militants, despite Washington formally declaring an end to combat operations late last year, according to a published report. The New York Times reports that the increased raids are partially the result of intelligence seized in October of last year...      Full news...

  • January 30, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Islamic State was born in 1979 with covert operations in Afghanistan In order to fully communicate the history of the Islamic State and its relationship with the House of Saud and Turkey, we consulted Jeffrey Steinberg, Senior Editor and Counterintelligence Director of the Executive Intelligence Review with 40 years of experience working with the LarouchePAC. He is also member of and active contributor to the Schiller Institute based in Wiesbaden, Germany.      Full news...

  • January 29, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Three U.S. contractors killed in “insider attack” in Afghanistan
    Reuters: An Afghan soldier killed three U.S. contractors and wounded a fourth on Thursday at Kabul’s military airport, an Afghan air force official said. An increase in so-called insider attacks in Afghanistan eroded trust between government forces and their international allies in the final years of the combat mission that ended in 2014, prompting foreign forces to scale back interaction with Afghans.      Full news...

  • January 7, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Drone Rules in Afghanistan Go Unchanged, And Other Reasons the War Isn’t Really Over
    RollingStone: Though many Americans may not have realized it, December 28th marked what the U.S. government called the official end of the war in Afghanistan. That war has been the longest in U.S. history – but despite the new announcement that the formal conflict is over, America’s war there is far from finished. In fact, the Obama administration still considers the Afghan theater an area of active hostilities, according to an email from a senior administration official...      Full news...

  • January 4, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: Skulking Away from a Failed War
    Common Dreams: “The only good Talib is a dead Talib.” These words, uttered half a decade ago by the head of intelligence for the NATO coalition force in Afghanistan, summon a far earlier American savagery. As the American empire affects to close the door on its war with Afghanistan, the words also serve as a sort of doorstop propping open our further intervention in this broken country.      Full news...

  • December 26, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    5 civilians dead in Logar airstrike
    PAN: Five civilians were killed and as many wounded in a NATO airstrike in the Baraki Barak district of central Logar province, the town’s administrative chief said on Friday. Eng. Rahim Amin told Pajhwok Afghan News the air assault took place late on Thursday night in Abjosh area.      Full news...

  • December 17, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Ferguson Is Baghdad Is New York Is Kabul
    Truthdig: There is a pattern emerging in my Facebook feed this week. One group of friends has been posting stories of police brutality and protests accompanied by personal statements of outrage. Another group has been remarking on the disgusting revelations from the Senate Intelligence Committee’s CIA torture report and the need for accountability.      Full news...

  • December 16, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Cost of Afghanistan War nears 1 Trillion USD
    The Hill: The war in Afghanistan has cost the United States nearly 1 trillion USD, according to a report published Monday. The calculation was by the Financial Times and independent researchers. They found that the war has cost nearly 1 trillion USD, and that most of that was spent under President Obama, who escalated the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan upon taking office.      Full news...

  • December 6, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    2 civilians shot dead by ISAF soldiers
    PAN: Foreign troops killed two civilians in the Daman district of southern Kandahar province on Saturday, an official claimed. The incident took place in the this afternoon in front of the airport on the Spin Boldak highway, police spokesman Zia Durrani told Pajhwok Afghan News. Foreigner soldiers abruptly opened fire on a car carrying civilians, killing two of them, he added.      Full news...

  • December 4, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan who killed U.S. general had no known Taliban ties, probe finds
    Los Angeles Times: A rogue Afghan policeman who shot and killed an American two-star general in Afghanistan in August had no known links to insurgents and apparently took advantage of an unplanned opportunity to kill American and coalition officers, a military investigation has concluded. The policeman, identified only as Rafiqullah, killed Army Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene and wounded 18 other coalition and Afghan soldiers, including a German general, during a so-called insider attack during an Aug. 5 briefing at an Afghan military training center in Kabul      Full news...

  • November 25, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan Opium and ‘Black Ops’
    American Free Press: The United States has been gradually withdrawing troops from Afghanistan since 2011. According to President Barack Hussein Obama, only 9,800 “peacekeeping” troops will remain by the end of December, and all the troops are supposed to be gone by the end of 2016, ending the longest war in American history. But what exactly are we still doing in Afghanistan after 13 years and why did we really go there in the first place?      Full news...

  • November 24, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan OKs Terrifying “Night Raids”
    Busines Insider Australia: Afghanistan’s new president has quietly gotten rid of the country’s ban on controversial night raids that are used to catch Taliban insurgents off-guard, The New York Times reports. The country’s previous president, Hamid Karzai, had mostly banned the raids even though the US government has said they’re key to catching insurgents.      Full news...

  • November 18, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Canada Should Remember the Afghanistan War With Shame
    The Huffington Post: It was five years ago today that Richard Colvin delivered his explosive testimony to a House of Commons committee examining Canada’s role in the torture of Afghan detainees. Colvin, a diplomat at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT), had served in Afghanistan for 17 months, first as a senior representative at the Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team run by Canada, and later as the acting ambassador in Kabul.      Full news...

  • November 7, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Lost & Found: Did ISIS ‘find’ 420mn USD in ‘lost’ US military supplies in Afghanistan?
    RT: How does the military lose half a billion dollars worth of equipment in one year? That’s the question Pentagon auditors are asking after it was revealed that US military equipment worth 420 million USD went missing in action in Afghanistan last year. According to a recent Pentagon report, 156,000 pieces of hardware, including sophisticated weapons systems, vehicles and communications gear vanished into thin air in fiscal year 2013.      Full news...

  • October 26, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Anti-War Campaigners Says Britain And US “Failed” In Afghanistan
    The Huffington Post: Anti-war campaigners said the UK’s mission in Afghanistan had failed and had left a legacy of tens of thousands of civilian deaths as well as a series of unanswered questions. British troops today handed Camp Bastion over to Afghan forces - bringing to an end their bloody campaign in Helmand province - by lowering the Union Jack for the last time.      Full news...

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